“Hiding from God”

“Hiding from God”


Do you ever hide from God? Sounds

kind of crazy doesn’t it?  As teenagers, we may have “hid” a lot

of things. We may even “hide” things today.  When God walked

through the garden looking for Adam and Eve after their sin, the bible says

they hid from God. He called for them, even though he knew where they were, he

still called for them and allowed them the opportunity to reveal

themselves.  Before their sin, they had no reason to hide from God. It

would never have entered their minds.  If we have the mentality of

“hiding” something in our lives, then we most likely do not need to

engage in that activity.  Now, we can hide things from our parents, from

our friends, our spouse, and even our minister. However, God is omniscient,

meaning he knows all.  Who do we think we are fooling?  We are most

effective, most happy, and most productive when we live open lives, obedient to

God. Not perfect but forgiven and doing our best to obey Gods Word.

Hebrews  4:13  says “And there is no

creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the

eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” I have often thought how it would be

if we could read minds, or if, like a cartoon, little bubbles pop above our

head with our thoughts, words, or actions.  Well, it does to God. So, let’s

think about that.  Dr. David Jeremiah asks the question, “Are you

running from the Lord and hiding out in any of these places—or other places

only you (and the Lord) know about? Don’t forget: There are no hideouts or

hideaways God does not know about. You will eventually come face-to-face with

Him at a time and in a place you least expect. Be a follower, not a fugitive.

Run  to  the Lord, not  away  from the Lord. Hide  in  the Lord, not  from  the Lord. When the Lord sees

you next, may He see your face, not your back.

Action Item:  Think of

something that is hidden in your life, pray about it, and make amends