An Appointment with God
By Greg Laurie
Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?"
A friend of mine has a saying: “Early is on time. On time is late. Late is never acceptable.” Sometimes Cathe and I will be meeting him and his wife for dinner, and I’ll say, “I
don’t want to be late. I hate it when I walk in and they’re already seated. Let’s go early.” Even then, they are already there. Did they get there an hour before? I don’t know. But they’re incredibly punctual.
It’s one thing to be late for an appointment with a friend, but it’s another thing altogether to be late for your appointment with God. The Bible says, “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3 NKJV). God has made
an appointment with you. Maybe you don’t see it on your calendar, but it’s there—every day. You need to make time for the Lord.
Adam had an appointment with God every day in the Garden of Eden. The Lord would show up
when the sun was setting and take a walk with His friend Adam. I don’t know whether God took on a human form or if the Lord spoke audibly, but what a great time that must have been.
One day when God showed up, Adam was late for his
appointment because Adam had sinned. So God said, “Where are you?”
I wonder if He says that to some of us sometimes. Where are you? Why don’t I hear from you? Why aren’t you reading My Word? Why aren’t you
showing up at church with My people to worship Me? Why aren’t you praying? What is going on? Where are you?
This is something we should make time for. You’re saying, “Greg, I’m so busy. I have things to do.”
We make time for what’s important. Keep your appointment with God.