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Where are you?

And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? -- Genesis 3:9 God asks this question of Adam shortly after Adam and Eve have eaten of the forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden. Because their eyes were now open to the knowledge of good and evil and because they now knew they were naked, they covered themselves with fig leaves and hid in the bushes when God came by for His customary conversation with them. God, who is all knowing and thus who clearly knows where they are and why, asks the rhetorical question, "Adam, where are you?" Everyday God came to the garden to see about Adam and Eve. Everyday they had the luxury and privilege of walking with God Almighty, probably having the opportunity to ask anything of Him and being able to receive an answer directly from God Himself. I bet they even asked Him, and likely more than once, "Why is it again that we can't eat of this one tree?" And I'm sure God, as any gracious parent would do to an obnoxiously curious child, just patted them on the head, smiled and said, "Because I said so." Well we know that answer wasn't good enough because eventually the dynamic duo was able to be hoodwinked by satan when he appeared in the form of a serpent and convinced them to eat of the fruit. And yet God still asked, "Adam, where are you?" I believe that God knew exactly where they were, that He knew exactly why they were hiding, and He knew the obvious unfortunate consequences of their actions but I don't think those are the only reasons why He asked the question. I would like to highlight the fact that I believe God was accustomed to communing with them, and that is why He asked the question. I believe He expected them to be in their usual place, at their usual time, in spite of the fact that they had missed up. I also believe that God is asking each of us that same question right now -- "Daughter, where are you?" "Son, where are you?" I know you messed up, I know you went against my clear instructions and commands, I know you think the mistake you made is unforgiveable, but guess what? I still want to commune with you. I still want to meet with you in the cool of the day and minister to you. I want to hear how your day was and the questions that only I can provide answers to. I want to forgive you, showing you new mercies daily and remind you that despite the schemes the enemy may pull and how many times you may fall for the same trick, I AM still God and able to restore. "Son, daughter, where are you?" God is calling to you today. He wants to know where you are and what you are doing. He wants to love on you just like He did the day He carefully crafted you for your mother's womb. No mistake, no situation, no devil in hell can keep God from you. So call out to our God right now and let Him know right where you are, and He will meet you there. Father God, in the name of Jesus, we thank you for the spirit of forgiveness and new mercies. We thank you that you don't hold grudges and that you allow us back in the fold without so much as a backward glance. We appreciate you for your display of loving kindness and receive the drawing of the Holy Spirit who leads us back into your loving arms. We thank you for that place of rest like no other and allow you to minister a fresh anointing to us to do the work you have called us to do. We love you Lord, and we thank you. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen. God has a vision for you...let's find out what it is! In Christ, SistaV


Originally posted on: March 9, 2009

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