Whenever there is an emergency, it is the expected thing to do.
If there’s a fire, an accident or some other serious situation, it’s the normal thing to do.
And, what might that be?
To contact the fire department.
Just as soon as we realize that a problem is too big for us to handle, we call them.
We want them there, RIGHT THEN, or at least, as quickly as they can arrive.
But do any of us call the fire department when there’s not an emergency?
Do we expect them to just stay parked in our neighborhoods or in front of our houses or apartments just to enjoy our company?
Watch our kids play?
Eat dinner with us?
Sometimes, we think of God like we do the fire department.
When a problem is too big for us to handle, we call on Him.
That’s actually a good thing.
He truly is the One we should be asking help from.
But, we can forget that God is not really like the fire department.
He’s not just there when we call on Him in times of need.
He’s there all the time.
He’s right there at the house.
With you at the apartment.
He’s watching your kids play in the yard.
You can be sure that He’s there all the time.
And He wants you to enjoy His company.
He enjoys being with you.
When things are going great, He wants you to share that with Him.
Don’t forget to remember Him at dinner.
He is the One that provides the food.
God said these words to Joshua as He spoke to him about leading the people of Israel:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
God is with us, too, in our everyday lives.
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