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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Are you playing?

When my kids were small they would ask me to play hide and seek. Sometimes I was busy and would tell them that I would play later.
"Oh, Mom, come on." They would whine.
"Ok, go hide." I would tell them.
Then I would continue washing dishes or whatever I was doing. Every minute or so I would call out. "I can't find you, still looking."
Playing this way usually bought me enough time to finish my task. But it wasn't "real" playing with my kids. I wasn't sincere in my efforts. They knew it and I knew it. It didn't feel right for any of us.

I wonder how many of us seek God in this way. "I'll look for You, God, later when I'm not so busy with living my life."
We pretend to seek Him by doing things halfway or half-heartedly.

God knows the difference. We need to be sincere in our faith. Our efforts in worship need to be earnest. 

You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13 NASB)

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