God in the background
Do we act as God is the background of our lives?
When taking a whole picture, the background is very important to create the perfect scene. It doesn’t matter how beautiful the object is, if the background does not harmonize with the object. The whole picture will not totally capture one’s interest. Background is very important to convey one’s message to the viewer.
I am thinking God as my background. He that created both the light and the darkness. Who made the rainbow with its awesome colors. It will be wonderful to have him as the background of my life. His perfectness, his awesomeness, can transforms my feature into something that is worth looking at. That includes you too!
How about our family background? Maybe we are not proud of our family backgrounds that we try to hide any information about them to others. Or maybe we are the one who has a bad background. But no matter how dirty our backgrounds are, God can make them clean, inside and out. So it will be a perfect picture for others to see. Without blemish.
When I was younger, I was ashamed to be asked about my background. I didn’t want for others to know that I was poor, uneducated, how unfair my relatives were, or about my failures. But thanks be to God who made the impossible be possible. Now I am proud of who I am because of what God had done in my life. He helped me earned a degree, lifted me up from the ground, cleansed me and made me whole. He made me feel loved and worth dying for. He put smile on my face and dried my tears away.
Besides, having God in the background, scares our enemies away. Sometimes we might think that he is not doing anything for us, but he is always in the background and can intervene when it is necessary. Let us just do our best and God will do the rest.
Don't forget though to connect with him in prayer and believe in his living word.
How about you? Do you want to have God in the background?
Meditate: 1 Cor. 10:13
God …will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
So don’t let go of God’s hands.