Let’s just say, the middle of the corridor is not the best hiding spot!
Reference: “And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. (1 Chronicles 28:9 NIV)
Explore: My boys still haven’t quite got the hang of Hide and Seek. They are always keen to play, and love to be the ones hiding, but they don’t really make the seeking much of a challenge.
Often, after counting to 20, I will start my hunting only to have my youngest walk towards me! Let’s just say, the middle of the corridor is not the best hiding spot!
My oldest boy is a little better. He hides quite well but if he hears me coming then he will make a funny sound, instantly revealing his location.
As you can see, our game of Hide and Seek does not take very long to complete!
Application: The advice that King David gave to his son when he was taking over the building of the temple was very sound. In fact, it’s great advice for us, even today.
One thing that stood out to me was that God is like my boys, He’s not very good at playing Hide and Seek! David learned that if you seek God, He will become evident to you.
This is a great reminder to us, not to play games around our faith, but to truly seek God with our hearts. For when we set our hearts on Him, we will be transformed to reflect Him.
Prayer: Lord God, thank You for not playing with us. Even our most trivial concerns You respect and take seriously. May we take You so seriously that our whole being reflects You and people will be able to find Your character within us. Amen.
How are you seeking God?
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.