In an Ostrich World

4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge. Psalm 51:4

When an ostrich puts its head in the sand, it is certain it is out of danger because it thinks nobody can see it. We all see it act this way. These ostriches are burying their head in the sane.

We all know the truth: just because an ostrich thinks it is hiding when it sticks its head in the ground doesn’t mean we can see it. It merely means it can’t see anything above ground.

Our relationship with God is similar. David captured it in Psalm 139 “You have searched me and you know me. you know when I sit and when I rise.” God sees everything about us, 24-7-365. Nothing is hidden from his sight.

Sadly, though, we are like the ostrich. We bury our head in the ground and pretend that God isn’t there. Just because we can’t see Him doesn’t mean he’s gone. He is there even when we think – quite erroneously – He can’t see us.

Our job, therefore, is simple: act like God is around us all the time – because He is!

If we adopted this one thought process into our lives; our speech, actions, thoughts, and emotions would change overnight.

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