I asked my mum why we never put a fish sticker on our car. Her answer shocked me.
Reference: “The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.” Psalm 14:2 NIV
Explore: When we were a young family we saw people putting bumper stickers on their cars. My father was never one for car stickers but then we saw the Christian fish sticker on a car.
As committed Christians I thought this would definitely be a way my family proclaimed their faith. And yet we never got one.
Years later we were chatting about bumper stickers and I asked my mum why we never put a fish sticker on our car. Her answer shocked me.
“You girls always bickered so much that I didn’t think we were setting a good example of how Christians should act.”
Harsh but true!!
While there are no perfect Christians, the way my sisters and I behaved was far from Godly.
Application: Thankfully for our family, God does not look at our bumper stickers to see who loves and seeks Him!
There is no doubt our actions are the fruit of what is in our hearts, but to receive God’s love all we have to do is ask for it. Once we receive this life-changing gift then it’s natural for us to continue to seek Him who gave it to us.
God loves relationship. And He loved those who seek to engage with Him.
No matter what your past, no matter what your outward appearance, God looks to your heart. If He looked towards you, would He find a heart that was seeking Him?
Prayer: Lord God, search my heart. May You find a servant dedicated to You. Amen.
If God looked towards you, would He find a heart that was seeking Him?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.