My 8 year old does not like to be by herself. When she goes to a part of our house, where no one else is, she always calls for someone to go with her. She does not like to watch t.v. alone, sleep alone, or walk up the sidewalk at school alone. She doesn’t understand it now, but she’s never by herself. God is always with her. He never leaves us alone. In Romans 8:38-39, the apostle Paul explains, “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, not powers, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.”
I think that covers about any place you could be. And where is God? Right there with you! I have heard if God seems far away, who moved? This is so true. It plainly states in the scriptures that God is with us, if we want Him to be. I know some people may not know God, & may not care. I don’t mean to be blunt, but boy, they are missing out! They are missing out of the most terrific, comforting, loving, peaceful spirit they could ever experience, in their lives. Isn’t that a wonderful comfort? Just to know God is with us & protects us & loves us.
We should always strive to be close to God. One way to do this is by praying. We can pray at anytime, anywhere. It does not have to be quiet, head bowed, with no one around. You can pray in the car, at work, taking your kids to school, or at the check out line at the grocery store. Why, I have even heard of stop light prayers. When you are stopped in your car at a stop light, look around at a vehicle next to you & say a prayer for that person. Who knows what blessing it could be for them! It’s so important to talk to God. It’s hard to feel alone, when you are talking to God. I heard a preacher’s wife, who was speaking at a Ladies Day I attended, talk about this: Another way to be close to God is to read His word, the Bible. Can you imagine wanting to be friends with someone, but never letting them talk to you? This is when you allow God to talk to you, when you read His word. Doesn’t that make sense? Read your Bible, let God talk to you. How could you feel alone with someone talking to you?
I firmly believe we can enrich our lives & live them to the fullest by walking with God. We do this by praying & listening to Him in His word. My prayer is that you keep God in your heart. That way, you will never go anywhere alone. I so hope you ponder these things for awhile. I have enjoyed being here with you today. However, for now, I must go, because I should be washing clothes……..