This morning as I share a few quick thoughts from Hosea 8, look at what happens: “Blow the trumpet! Sound the alarm! Vultures are circling over God’s people who have broken my covenant and defied my revelation” The people are in trouble again and things look somewhat bleak. The response? Same thing I do – cry out to God. When things look tough the tough start crying out – right? We handle things on our own as long as possible. But when overwhelmed we are quick to call out. Isn’t that God’s job – to rescue us? Not exactly. Here is the rest of the story: “Predictably, Israel cries out “My God! We know you! “ But they don’t act like it”. Here is the true measure of how much we know God. Do our actions really show that we do? Do I live with Him every day in relationship? That is what God wants. He wants you and me to be in daily relationship. There is no emergency when we are already walking with Him. No calling out is needed if He is right by our side. And He is, every moment of every day. We just lose focus on that. We just allow the chaos of the day to distract us from the facts. God loves us and He never leaves. We need to be sure that we love Him with all our hearts. That is the key to a great relationship. He always loves 100%. Do you?
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