I’ve heard the verse a hundred times, but this time it hit different. I really thought about the meaning of the verse, and it impacted me in a whole new way.
In Luke 12 :7, Jesus says “Indeed, the hairs of your head are all counted…”
I had never really thought twice about this verse. I would just think “wow, that’s a lot of hairs to count” and move on. And then I realized that this number is not stagnant. The numbers of hairs on our head are always changing as we lose and grow hair. It’s something I’ve always known, just never plugged into this verse.
The same God that created the entire universe is so attuned to me that He knows–at all times–how many hairs are on my head. He knows and pays attention to things that I don’t even know about myself.
If He knows this mundane detail about me, He definitely knows many more things that are far more important–details I don’t even know myself.
The realization that He is so connected with me makes me think about my own connection to Him. Am I as in-tune to Him as He is to me?
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 says “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
The answer to my previous question is no. I don’t check in with God for every decision I make. I don’t ask for His favor and blessing in each moment. Yet that is His intention for me. He wants me to pray without ceasing, to tune in to Him and rely on Him.
Just like it says in the verse, the connection we have with God is because of the gift Jesus gave us. He bridged the gap between a sinful humanity and a Good God. He made it possible for God’s Spirit to dwell with us.
We’ll never be perfect at it, but my intention is to always grow closer to God. My intention is to invite Him into every moment, to seek His will for my life and others at all times.
What is a step you can take towards being in tune with God? Maybe it is a location you dedicate to pray when you enter it, like the shower or the car. Maybe it is a certain time of day that you pause and pray. Maybe it is as simple as saying “Jesus” when you feel angry or upset, like an invitation for Him to step into your situation.
Little things like this can lead to big life change. Remember that God isn’t asking you to be perfect, Jesus has already done that for you. He is just asking you to step into relationship with Him.
Will you accept the invitation?
2 thoughts on “Are You as Connected to God as He is to You?”
Thanks a lot. I am blessed by this message. Grateful .
Forming a God-based decision making pattern is important for faith, but it is also super hard! We’re taught by culture to be “independent” and “self-sufficient” and “of strong will” – well that faulty “strong will” can get you in a lot of trouble! Turning our life and will over to God is the best step we can take for ourselves and our relationships, but doing it consistently takes a level of surrender that I’ve not yet achieved. One of the goals is prayer without ceasing, and this is one way of doing that. The pause between decision point and choice to check in with Spirit, and say, what’s the best path in my situation that leads to inclusive wholeness? What’s the loving choice, God? Where’s your invitation among all these others from my ego, my conditioning, or my desire for comfort?