But before we left, God spoke something sweet to my heart.
I thought about how seagulls always stay at a distance, until they want something to eat, or think that someone has something to give them, then they come running – or should I say dive bombing. As that thought crossed my mind, God impressed upon my heart that I am often just like those seagulls.
I could go several days, maybe more than a week I am ashamed to say, without really sitting down and talking with God in focused prayer. I could go days without actually studying His word and digging into the meaning of passages to apply to my own life, never giving Him an opportunity to help me or guide me.
That must disappoint God. He has so much more to give me than mere crumbs that I ask for when I am in times of disappointment or turmoil. I believe that God is always there for me, holding baskets of baskets of delicious morsels meant just for me, but since I do not ask, I do not receive.
I need to focus on the fact that God’s wisdom, blessings, comfort, love and guidance are readily available all the time. He is always ready to fill me up with whatever I need. I know He can fill every void or emptiness in me, any hurts or concerns, any frustrations or anxiousness. But I have to ask! And not only when I am hungry for Him to toss me a few crumbs in a time of need.
Have you been keeping yourself at a distance from God, either purposely or inadvertently, and then begging for crumbs from Him when you get desperate? Or are you actively seeking God in your every day life and expecting to be filled to the rim with all He has to give?
I can only speak for myself – but I simply do not want to be satisfied with crumbs! I want the whole basket of goodies! What about you?