I’m reading a book for Booksneeze.com that I can’t review until after May 3rd so I don’t want to mention too much about the book yet. But I will be giving it a good review!
In my reading this morning, the author mentioned how he was once babysitting his three boys. One of his little guys was enjoying snack after snack until Dad finally cut him off. At that point the son began to run through the house crying “I want Mommy! I want Mommy!”
As the author pointed out, his son didn’t really want his mommy so much. What he really wanted was what his mommy might give him – which was more snacks.
Isn’t this us sometimes? We call on God to intervene in our lives; we call on him with wailing and pleading; please, God, show up for me. But the truth is we don’t really want God, himself, as much as we want what we think he will bring to us.
Or as Pete Wilson puts it on page 143, “Is it possible you don’t really want God? Is it possible you just want what you think God can give you?”
Good food for thought this morning over my cup of coffee!