There’s nothing wrong with being independent. We should know how to take care of ourselves. It’s what our parents teach us and what we, in turn, teach our children if we have them. But there is something in our spiritual DNA that leaves us searching if we don’t find the connection we were created to make and preserve with our Creator.
In our search to connect we might make choices that lead us in the wrong direction, but if we will choose to seek God we will find Him. He longs for us to seek Him with all of our heart. One of my favorite verses in the Bible is an amazing word picture. Imagine this verse from Genesis 3:8 about Adam and Eve in the garden. “When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden.” Of course, that was right after they had disobeyed God’s instruction and everything for them, as well as for all of humanity, was about to change forever. But imagine that was a daily routine that they would connect with God…every day, in the cool evening breezes, maybe with a glass of sweet tea on their front porch.
Things changed that day and the entire Bible is filled with the stories of men and women on their search back to find connection with their Creator. When Jesus came to earth, He restored our relationship with God. We can walk with God in the cool of the evening, or as the sun is rising, while we’re driving to work, over our lunch break, wherever we are willing to make a space for Him. God is with us, always.
Through Christ, God redeemed us, each one, and we don’t need to live in fear of anything. Jesus restored our connection with God! Isaiah 43:1 tells us God’s word through the prophet Isaiah: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.”
What does God say about you? You are His.