Like a Child: Want to ‘be with’

As human beings we are naturally created to cry out for God. And the more we look for him, the more we seek him, the more of him we will experience. The people God will use are those who are hungry and thirsty for more of him.

Besides being totally dependent on parents and looking like them, children also have a natural desire to be in the presence of their mother or father. We all know that children cry. Babies cry a lot! The crying instinct is really a God-given tool that a child uses to draw care and attention to herself.

Sometimes we suppress this craving for Father’s attention and presence – at other times we allow it. But seeking God’s face is a key to receiving his favor. If we would know the Bless-er more, we would not worry so much about the bless-ings.

I feel very good when one of our adult children wants to spend time with me, asks for my advice, or does things that show love and respect. Those are all very rewarding experiences. I believe that every father feels good when a child seeks them out. It is an honor. Having a meaningful relationship with a son or daughter is very rewarding for a parent.

Every parent enjoys his children – and God enjoys his children too! He enjoys it when we want to be with him. When we seek God diligently, we are promised that we will find him.

To be honest, I have not had nearly enough of God’s presence. I want more. If God actually fills the whole universe, then certainly there is much more of his presence available for us!

~ Ibrahim


About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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2 Responses to Like a Child: Want to ‘be with’

  1. Donna Downes says:

    Excellent truths, Ibrahim! As we have had the blessing of our son Chris’ presence with us for the last two months, we can truly understand the delight of seeing him seek our counsel and presence. How pleased God must be when we (His children) seek His presence and counsel.

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