Hide & Seek


You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

One of my favorite games as a child was Hide & Seek. The fun for me was finding a place where no one could find me: under the boughs of the great Blue Spruce, behind the trash cans for up the oak tree. I was disappointed when I was found.

God continually seeks the hiding, and hides from the seeker. It’s a paradox. We hide in some great places: business, technology, even in our devotions. God does need some help from us. Spiritual receptivity is knowing enough to look for Him in all places, and to realize that He is looking for us. This “finding God” is a talent and can be increased with practice or lost by neglect.

It is not enough to read your Bible. We seek not to know the Bible, but God! Open your eyes and see Him in the everyday, as well as in the Scriptures. Sharpen this skill of knowing God.

If it has been a long while since you have experienced God, then change some disciplines, tighten down your spiritual habits, meet some new people. Just as a child who grows up without adults ends up with a social handicap, the follower of Christ who is isolated from the body has no hope of developing a full understand of the One who is “seeker of his soul.”

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