Genesis 3:9 (NJKV) Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
God’s omniscience is evident in the biblical account of Adam’s sin. Despite knowing that Adam had sinned against Him, God went in search of him because Adam was hiding from Him. He knows the states of all our beings at this present moment. Some of us have drifted away from Him, and some of us are tired of the life that we have now, or are just indifferent. Nevertheless, this account shows that God is seeking us out, because He desires to have an intimate relationship with humanity and to restore it even when it is broken.
Matthew 7:7-11 (NKJV) “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent.If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
As God’s children, we are given the privilege of having a deep Father and child relationship with Him. Our Heavenly Father desires us to depend on Him and trust in His Agape love, but we need to respond to His unconditional love. We need to build upon the foundation of a strong and intimate relationship with God, and we need to live a life of “seeking, knocking and asking” with the Heavenly Father. The Word assures us that we will find Him and be found in Him.
Those who lack a good relationship with their earthly fathers may not find it easy to establish a close relationship with our Heavenly Father. However, we have the assurance that God is not an absent father and He will always avail Himself to us. Therefore, we must make the effort to seek Him out and spend time talking to Him, just as we would with an earthly father.
Intentionally spending quality time with God daily is crucial in building our relationship with Him. It may include making time to go on silent retreats yearly or biannually to connect more deeply with God. It is essential to carve out time to seek God daily, to have short chats with Him throughout the day, and longer conversations during special times. Through consistency and intentionality, we can strengthen our relationship with God.
God wants to walk with us daily. If we desire to spend time with our earthly parents and our children, how much more does our Heavenly Father desire to spend quality time with us?
Sermon Series: How Much More God