Have you heard these types of questions? “God, where are you? Why doesn’t God do something? Can’t God take care of this?”
Have you asked them yourself?
Here’s a better question: “Adam, where are you?” … and it’s God who is asking it.
Human history is a history of hiding. Evasiveness. As we hear the sound of Him walking in the earth, we run. We try to hide. The call from God to Adam in Genesis is a call to all of humanity through time.
We have left Him, creating a disconnect between ourselves and Him. We have fallen from our place of reigning in life.
The question is not ours to ask: “God, where are you?”
It is His: “Adam, where are you?”
A Quality Question
Adam and Eve rebelled – the connection to the Source has been lost to all of us. And we have lost our capacity to exercise dominion over all things.
Here’s the good news: God is asking a question. And He has a new direction in mind. His plan is to locate and restore us!
He has given expression to both His justice and His love, providing the means for reconnection. The sealed gate to the Garden has now been reopened and we are to reclaim our dominion in Christ.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3.23-24 NKJV).
For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! (Romans 5.17 NIV)
- Do you see the value of a quality question?
- Do we really know that God is not on trial? We are not his judge.
- Yes, we see problems that cause us to ask, “Where is he? Why doesn’t he do something?” But he is asking about us. Do you see how it re-frames our thought process?
- God is searching for a lost partnership in the earth. Will you be found by him? Will you then cooperate with him in his plan of restoration?
- Could it be that problems and challenges in our world are meant to be addressed through a union, a partnership between God and man?
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