One of the things that I have noticed, as the Mama of 4 munchkins is that no matter where I am or what I’m doing, my kids come and find me. They can be deeply engrossed in a game of tag, or pretending to be the Super Mario Brothers, but somehow, their play area seems to gravitate towards me. They may not pay attention to me or even speak to me in the middle of their game, but they ALWAYS find their way to me.
I must admit, this fact amuses (and sometimes annoys) me. When my focus is on myself – on how I just need a bit of peace and quiet, or time to concentrate – I can get frustrated. But when I step back and look at the situation through the eyes of my babies I realize that they just long to be near me. They search for me, even though they may not realize it.
This morning, I took a mental step back from the noise and the tiny feet running circles around me and heard that still small voice say, “search for Me, like they search for you.” God spoke to my heart and reminded me that I need to be more like my children. No matter what I am doing, no matter how busy I am, no matter what is going on in my life at the moment, I need to gravitate towards my Father. I need to long to be in His presence. Even if I’m not “in prayer” at the moment, or in a physical church service, my heart should long to be near Him.
“…and a little child shall lead them.”
Take a note from my munchkins today and let your heart long to be near your Heavenly Father. There is safety, peace and comfort in his presence.
“As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before Him?” ~Psalm 42:1-2
Live in Love,