We all know the term 'taking someone for granted.' Simply, it means we assume someone is always going to be there. Someone who would wait for us again even though last time they waited we forget to show up.
Well, do we rely on the convenience of God, taking him for granted? After all, he's always there when we call on him right? I never get put on hold for 20 or 30 minutes when I call on him, waiting until he finds time to talk with me. I never have to take a number when I need him, to stand in line like I do at DMV, or worse - the fabric store on sale day. Still, I forget that he is more to me than just a Divine voice waiting to speak into my heart.
For instance, he is our Comforter. When all the stuff in life hits the fan, he is the only one who can fully appreciate how hurt we are and say just the right thing to soothe those wounds.
He is our Protector. When the tempter comes to mess with our head or our heart, we remember that in the Name of Jesus we have the power to send that persecutor back where he belongs.
He is our Lover. When life is tiring, things aren't going well, and we just need someone to help us carry that load and lessen our aches and pains, he is there. He knows just how to help, and just what to say to make all the sorrows and exhaustion go away.
I find that when I am doing well I don't think too often about all the things Christ is to me. Now maybe you don't do this, but I think there are times when I take him for granted. Just because Someone is eternal, and all knowing, and all present, and all the other 'all's' that he is, well, it shouldn't mean that I forget that everyday he is looking forward to sitting with me. Nothing more than me giving time listening to, and loving him and becoming more and more aware of all he is.
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