Have you ever wondered “where is God?” I have. Looking back over my life, I’ve run to God many times when I was in a bind and begged, pleaded and prayed for His help. Yet it didn’t come. It left me wondering “where is God?” Was God missing or was I wrong? I was wrong.
My relationship with God was that of an ATM. I expected when I put my card in, that money would come out, so I expected when I prayed for help, God would provide it. Hindsight 20/20 my logical thinking was WAY OFF.
You see, to get money out of an ATM, you must first put money in the bank, and to put money in the bank, you must have a job to make money. If you don’t follow these steps, then the ATM isn’t going to give you any money. My relationship with God was essentially nonexistent, except when I needed out of a bind.
When I asked for help I wasn’t asking for God’s will, I was asking for selfish, personal reasons. I hadn’t invested in getting to know God and developing a relationship with Him. So, if you want God’s protection, wisdom, and blessings you must develop and maintain a relationship with Him.
Point of clarity - just because you develop a relationship with God does NOT mean He will give you money.