Thursday, December 3, 2015

Advent(Dec. 3): God is Looking for You

 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”
Genesis 3:6-9
"The snake sneaked up to Eve, wrapped his own lie tight around her, and hissed his poison right into her heart: 
"God doesn't really love you."
"God doesn't really give you good-enough things."
"God doesn't really give the gift of love all the time."
Eve fell for it. She ate the fruit. She swallowed the lie - this is the painful lonliness that we call 
"the Fall."

"When we've fallen and when we're lost, God comes with one question:
(Not, "Why did you do that?" or "What did you do wrong?")
The very first God-question of the Bible, is a love question howling out of God's heart...
"Where are you?"

"God's love never stops looking for you, trying to find you, and gently draws you back close to Him."

"God refuses to give up on you!! God looks for you when you're lost. He calls out for you when you are ashamed, broken, and hurting. He doesn't run down the rebel, strike the sinner, or flog the failure."

Mary Geisen just posted on her own blog(Passages Through Grace) a very timely verse...

What a perfect reminder to us how desperately He wants a relationship with us. He is always looking, always searching, always seeking to know us and wants us to know Him.

"Really wise men and women never stop looking for God. And because your really wise God is love, "He never stops looking for you."

Come back tomorrow, as I share Day 4 of the Advent Calender...
in the book, "Unwrapping the Greatest Gift".(All quotes listed are from the book, unless indicated.)

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  1. Beautiful! I am reading Ann Voskamp's book "The Greatest Gift" too and the words are soul reaching each day. Thank you for sharing my photo and verse. I love how God connects us through His word. Blessings!

    1. I know! I love when this happens, too, Mary! Have a blessed weekend.


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