Have you noticed how hard it is to start a new good habit but how easy it is to start a new bad one?
We have this inherent desire to do our own thing. Go our own way. Do what we want to do – even when it’s not good for us.
It’s called rebellion.
In 2 Chronicles, Azariah tells King Asa, “The Lord is with you when you are with him.”
The same is true for us. When our relationship with God is good, he is able to be close to us. He is able to wrap his arms around us to hold us and love us. When we are right beside him, he can give us peace.
When we are far from God, it means that we have wandered. God doesn’t go anywhere. By focusing on our plans and doing what we want to do, we can end up very far from God.
So how can we stop wandering?
What can we do to stop getting lost in our own desires?
What would our lives look like if we pursued God as diligently as he pursues us?
What would happen if we loved him as much as he loves us?
The reality is that it’s not possible for us to love him as much as he loves us. His love is perfect – the perfect amount at the perfect time in a perfect way.
This all makes him a very good Father who is worth pursuing. It’s worth every effort we can make to stay close to him.
For as long as we remain on this earth.
Thank you, Abba Father.