I haven’t posted on here lately. I’ve been busy. I have had sick kids, a work retreat, the list goes on. But that isn’t the real reason.
The real reason why I haven’t posted is because I have spent no time with God.
It wasn’t intentional. It wasn’t as if I looked at my Bible and then cast my eyes aside and said ‘No, not today.’ Instead, it was much worse. Days skated by without even remembering to look at my Bible. Prayers, when said, were mentally noted in shorthand as I turned on my turn signal or drifted off to sleep. I just missed spending time with God.
So why didn’t I miss God?
I did, on an elemental level. A vague ache in somewhere in my chest, akin to an oncoming headache or the tingling of a limb that is starting to fall asleep. But why wasn’t I more aware, more broken, by my disconnection?
I don’t have an answer. Or at least, I don’t have much of an answer.
This much I know is true…
I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.
When I am faithless, He is faithful. Though I forget, he never forgets me. When I am busy, when I am shallow, when I am impatient, and unforgiving, and angry, God remains true.
One time in college I was driving to the airport. It was a foggy, overcast, drizzly day. Everything in my view seemed flat, gloomy and tired. But as I sat next to the window in the plane, we broke through the clouds. In an instant, we went from a dark, gloomy midday to glorious, golden sunshine. It had never occurred to me that the sun is always shining. Above the clouds, each day dawns drenched with light. It is our perspective that makes the changes, the clouds that block our view. God is much the same. He is ever faithful, ever true. It is our attitudes, our faithfulness (or lack thereof) that affect our point of view.
So I will try to be more committed. I will attempt to read my Bible, spend time with the Lord, mark gratitude and blessings. All these are good things. But I also must remember the most powerful lesson… God is faithful. Always. His attention towards me never wavers. His call on my life remains true.