Do you find yourself overanalyzing things? I do. Sometimes that’s a good thing and other times, it is just wasted energy.
The other day as I walked out of a room and back into it, my dog wagged her tail as if I had been gone a long time. She was happy to see me. It made me think about how God sees us. I heard a pastor one time say that when we wake up, God is delighted to see us. He loves us so much that He wants to spend time with us. Some people are going to take this wrong but let me preface this by saying that the things God created gave us glimpses of His glory and I’m using this as that. I am not saying that God is like a dog. I am saying to open your mind and see Him as the loving God that He truly is.
No matter how bad I feel, no matter how bad I look, no matter how bad my breath is…my dog loves me. She doesn’t care if my hair is messy or if I am wearing make-up. She doesn’t seem to notice. She wags her tail happily as I come into the room and licks my face whenever she can get to it. I accept that love without question. Do we accept the agape love from God that He so freely gives us as easily as we do from one of our pets?
How many of us are “hiding” in shame from God because of who we are inside? Do you realize you cannot “hide” from God? He knows every intimate detail of your life. HE created it! He sees everything you do in secret. He knows your inmost thoughts. Yet, in spite of all of that, He loves you anyway. It has NOTHING to do with what you have or haven’t done. It is who HE is. He IS love. He cannot deny Himself.
He loved us so much that He died a horrible death to redeem us back from sin.
How many times have you been told “God loves you” and you blew it off? The love that we share with another soul on this planet pales in comparison to how He feels about you and me. If we were the only one on this planet, He would have died for us. He loves us that much. LET Him love you. I was born and raised in a Christian home. But it wasn’t until I went through Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God” that I realized that I was not “letting” God love me. I remember when the light bulb went off in my mind, I just cried. I took the wall to my heart down. It is a shame and totally about pride when you don’t think you are good enough. God hates pride.
Look at the intricate way you are put together. Do you really think that happened by chance? Look at creation and how it works together and has been going and keeps going every day. The sun doesn’t move out of place. We have just the right amount of oxygen in our atmosphere not to kill us. Our God is an awesome God. He is everywhere all at once.
Have you ever sat and just studied a cat? The way the fur grows, all of the colors, how some fur stops at a certain length, how their heads almost do a one-eighty degree turn, the sandpaper tongue…yet you will not find two exactly alike. You will never find two snowflakes alike or two leaves. Have you ever seen a classroom full of kids draw? Nobody draws the same thing. Each person is individually created and designed purposefully by God. God has an amazing, indescribable, unfathomable imagination.
Sometimes I think about all of the people since the beginning of time that have been created and wonder how He could love and want a relationship with that many people. My finite mind cannot comprehend some of the great truths of Scripture.
We see glimpses of God in everything on this earth. He has given us emotions, just as He has, but only a taste. We were not given a full dose because we cannot handle it. One day when we are gone from earth and are living with the Lord, we’ll see everything in the spiritual realm as it truly is. One TV commercial that comes to mind as an analogy is about an allergy medication. The screen is not really clear. It has a film over it. When you take that medication, the film disappears and you see brilliant colors and everything so clearly. Even the apostle Paul says that right now we see in a mirror dimly but one day we will see Him just as He is and we will be like Him.
I spend a lot of time lost in thought pondering the Word and the wonder of God. It is sometimes during those quiet moments that He gives me a glimpse of Himself. I love it when He does that! As a child of God, I think it is OK to overanalyze things. God is very deep. He said in His Word that we will find Him when we seek Him with all of our heart. Are you seeking God today?