And the Lord called unto Adam … “Where art thou?” (Genesis 3:9)
The most important question you can ask yourself today is, “Where am I—really?” You could be in trouble if you don’t know the answer, or if you do, but you just don’t deal with it.
When God asked Adam, “Where art thou?” he replied, “…I heard … I was afraid … I was naked … I hid…” (Genesis 3:10). It’s amazing the lengths we’ll go to in order to hide. We’ll bury ourselves in work, or get involved in an affair, or put up a brick wall around our hearts—anything but face the truth.
God wasn’t trying to find Adam, for He already knew where Adam was—He just wanted Adam to find himself. Until you do that, you’re truly lost! The problem is when you hide, you become a phony. Have you any idea how much emotional energy it requires to keep up a charade for others? Only two things are worse: being a phony with yourself, and being a phony with God. Furthermore, you’ll find it difficult to “open up” to others, give them a hug, pay them a compliment, or look them in the eye, because you’ll be afraid they’ll look inside your heart and see the real you. Is that where you are today?
Afraid to look into your own heart? The good news is Adam was naked, but God clothed him; he was terrified, but God gave him peace.
IF YOU’LL COME TO HIM TODAY. HE’LL CLEANSE YOU, CLOTHE YOU, AND CHANGE YOU! HE’S JUST WAITING FOR A CHANCE TO DO IT.