It is so much fun to watch kids play hide and seek. They giggle and count their way to fun. If they can’t find the person hiding, they don’t give up they just stop and listen, figuring sound will give away the hiding place. If all else fails, they find a trusted adult to help them.
What if the person hid and no one came to seek them? The fun of the game would be over.
When younger children play hide and seek, they often use the same hiding places over and over again. These places are tried and true. As adults we play along and make a dramatic event of the search, knowing where to find them. When at last they are found, belly laughing ensues.
What can we learn from a childhood game of hide and seek?
“Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually.”
1 Chronicles 16:11 (ESV)
*Never give up. If we are seeking God’s Strength and His Presence, then we should never give up. He will be with us, if we continually seek. Even in the moments where we feel as if He isn’t there, never give up seeking because He is always there.
*Know Where To Look. A quiet time place where we have found God’s Presence speaking to us is a great place to return. God is everywhere, but us humans sometimes need to find the quiet and peaceful place where we hear His voice more clearly.
*Listen For His Presence. God speaks to us when we seek after Him if we are listening to His voice. Spending time seeking Him on our knees in prayer we will find His presence and hear the whispers of his heart.
*Recognize His Strength. When we are weak, lost and need help it is essential to recognize God’s strength. He can intervene when we cannot. His strength is vitally important to our journey.