Recently, Luke (my six year old son) and I went on a trip to Vegas, for one day. Family live there and other family were going to be visiting so we thought it would be a good time to fly down.
The car temperature said 122 degrees–the trip turned into me just making sure that I kept Luke alive.
I love trips like this, to unknown places for Luke. He tends to pay attention to me, hold my hand, draw real close to me, and at the end of the trip we are closer than when we first set out.
You know where I am going with this….
“…..draw close to God and He will draw close to you” James 4:8a
I feel Luke loves me more when he trusts me more and draws closer and closer to me.
It seems during times of uncertainty, like a trip to Vegas for a six year old, a cancer diagnosis, a sudden death of a loved one or a loss of a job, we draw closer to God. It is during these times where we believe God is the only answer, so we cry out to Him and trust Him more and more.
Do you think God likes these times?
For me, most of the time, I am like Luke at home, doing what I want to do, barely paying attention to his Dad, confident in his own abilities to get him through the day. During these times I am not trusting God but I am trusting myself and this is, as we know, a dangerous place to be.
How can we remain in an uncomfortable place where we are drawing closer and closer to God and trusting Him more and more?
How do you consistently draw close to God, trust Him and love Him more and more?