Thoughts of my son, Michael and his youngest daughter danced into my mind this morning during my quiet time. Thoughts of how Rebecca would be downstairs with me and as soon as she heard Michael come in the kitchen door she would run into my bathroom to hide. Making his way downstairs he would begin to say "where is Rebecca?" Although she always hid in the same place, he would open other doors in his search for her. As soon as his hand touched the bathroom door handle her laughter would begin. With her ear-piercing screams of delight, she would run to receive his hugs and kisses.
There are periods in my life when I go eagerly into my prayer closet. As I go it is as though every part of my being is crying out to be with God. However during the dark unsure periods of my life I find myself hiding. The prayer closet seems almost dangerous and certainly a place that guilt of being so unsure will have to be dealt with.
This morning as I thought of Rebecca's father playing the game with her, I realized like Rebecca though I hide I know my Father will come to seek and find me. When He enters the room (my heart,) my every sense of being screams with the delight of a child being loved.
Just as Michael knew where his daughter hides so my Heavenly Father knows where this daughter hides. Can we truly hide from God? Of course not! Does God know of my guilty feelings and of my lack of faith? Of course He does! Still He will come calling, "daughter, where are you?"
Psalm 139:1-12 - NLT
O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!
Ican never escape from your Spirit!
If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans,even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.
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