“Find God”

So, I decided to clean the top of my desk. I try to do this at least once every 25 years whether it needs it or not. Among the stacks of papers, I came across a list, at the top of which I had written “Find God.” Numerous thoughts raced to mind: “Is God lost?” “Did I follow through? “Is this a subliminal message to me personally?”

The last question was particularly unnerving because I know God talks to me. It just never occurred to me that God might leave personal messages for me, especially when I thought I had already found God.

When I read further down the list, I realized that I took these notes during the Main Street Players production of “Who’s There?” where the character of Momma is looking for God. What a relief!

As I pondered my reaction, how good it felt to know someone else was searching for God instead of me, I considered that maybe discovering personal notes to “Find God” would be a good thing. Even after I’ve found God, there’s more to learn and plenty to recall. A “Find God” note could remind me to pause and remember that, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

I feel like a daily reminder that we are “the righteousness of God,” would be beneficial. As Joseph Prince states in his Destined to Reign devotional: “So this righteousness we are told to seek is not right behavior, but right standing before God, which comes to us as a gift when we receive salvation.”

Yes, for me personally, even an hour-to-hour reminder would be helpful. Maybe I’ll leave a note to myself.

“What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear
And what a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer.”

(“What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” lyrics by Joseph Scriven)

Sandra Jones Cropsey is a playwright, novelist, and children’s writer. Her novel Who’s There was a finalist for the 2008 “Georgia Book of the Year” and was produced as a play in 2010 by the Main Street Players. In 2009, she received a grant to produce her children’s story, Tinker’s Christmas, as a radio drama. Presently, she is working on scheduling a reading of her new play, “All My Trials, Lord.”

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