How Close Do You Allow God?

Kids love the story of Jesus and how He is always with us. They love his closeness and protection. But as we grow up, that nearness makes some of us uncomfortable. After all, how can we enjoy sin, if we know it’s sin?

We don’t like the idea of God being so close that He might interfere with our fun. We prefer to think of a loving God as opposed to a close, knowing God. The last thing most of us want to think about is how God can see what we do every second of every day.shoplifting

Porn, affairs, fornication, lying, stealing, the list goes on. Most done in secret out of the way of our Christian family. Hebrews 4:13 states that  Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Not only can He see what we do, but He’s keeping track. In my imagination I see file drawers with people’s names listed and all their sins inside. I’m sure my drawer is fairly full by now.

It’s easy to sit in church and shout “Amen” when the preacher reaches our heart. However, it’s not always easy to live out that sermon once we get back home.


God knows what you’ve been doing; everything you’ve been doing. You may fool me, but you can’t fool God. – F. Scott Fitzgerald.


No matter how hard we try, we’ll never be perfect. But we can do our best to do what is right. With most things in our life, we don’t need a preacher to tell us that our actions are wrong. If you aren’t sure, ask
Jesus at dooryourself this question. “How quickly would I stop what I’m doing, if Jesus showed up at my door?”

The best way to be close to perfect is remember what Jesus said. We are to treat others the way we would like to be treated. If we all follow that creed, we won’t have to be concerned about what God sees, much less anyone else. And it’ll also keep those hand gestures in traffic to a minimum.

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