Are you feeling lucky?

“When I came, why was there no one?  When I called, why was there no one to answer?  Was my arm too short to deliver you?  Do I lack the strength to rescue you?” Isaiah 50:2-3.

So many questions and all of them are important for believers to have answers to.

God is in my midst.  I have His Holy Spirit within me.  How is it possible that He is being ignored?

If I love someone, I want to be available to them.  When they call me, I want to hear them and listen intently to what they have to say.

What do the first two questions indicate?  An interest in God has changed.  They’ve moved on.  They’ve stopped listening for His voice.

Think of the extreme example of this sort of thing regarding Stephen in Acts 7.  Talk about trying to tune someone out: “At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him…..”  I doubt that a believer could reach the determination of these folks but we, at our own levels, often impair our connection to God.

If my day includes a space of time in which I am not mindful of God, then who could I possibly be mindful of?

The title of this entry is, “Are you feeling lucky?”  When I intentionally go it alone, without His ongoing counsel, I enter the “Are you feeling lucky?” zone.  And I don’t want to be there!

The final two questions rightly deserve “No” answers.  I believe that He can coordinate my day in the way it should be coordinated.  He has no limitations.  He’s never overwhelmed.  He wants to be part of everything.

When I choose in some manner to leave Him out, then I am trying my “luck” with living godlessly. Wrong!  Don’t do it!

My day cannot be divided into “with Him” and “without Him” sections.  I must be vigilant to stop it from happening.  He has ALL that I need.  Why would I choose to miss out on what He has to offer?

Conclusion: I must always be available to God.  He has all that I need to live as He would want me to live.


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