“In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.” Psalm 10:4.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Genesis 47-48, Psalm 10, and Luke 19.
It is easy to look at this verse and think of other folks. But what about me?
When I lose track of God, I am that “wicked” man.
If God is not being thought about, who is? There is plenty of Scripture suggesting that Satan moves into unoccupied spots. If I am godless than I am probably Satan filled.
And that cannot be. I do not want Satan loose in any part of my life.
How then should I live? I must get it into my head that God is my companion. He is wherever I’m at.
How often I forget His whereabouts! He has promised to never leave me nor forsake me. And He doesn’t. How dreadful that I often ignore His nearness and give Satan room to function in my life.
A reason I lose track of God is that I take to running my own life. When things are smooth, I begin to assume that I am doing a pretty good job of running my life. Foolish thinking!
When things are tough, I sometimes minimize Him by deciding that He need not be bothered with my troubles. I’ll find an alternative to take care of things. Foolish thinking!
“Lord, forgive me for losing track of You. You are not only near me, but You also care about what I’m doing. I love You for that! Take me over now. I surrender to You. You are my God.”
If I leave God out of my life’s equation I am opening the door to Satan.