You can tell you are moving away from God when you care more about the fig leaves you are wearing than His presence you no longer walk in. – Craig Cooper
Genesis 3:6-8 (NIV 1984) When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
Adam and Eve cared more about how they looked then spending time in God’s presence. They were focusing on themselves, what they didn’t have (clothes), and trying to do something about it (wearing fig leaves).
This same problem affects me today. My priority should be always staying in God’s presence. Instead, I often focus on myself, what I don’t have, and what I am going to do about it. I then forget that God is not around anymore.
I also often play the game of saying my fig leaf is nicer than your fig leaf. I even fight over who has the best fig leaves because again I forget what is important. I don’t realize that the the most precious thing – the presence of God – has left my garden (life).
Let’s don’t care so much about our possessions that we forget what should cover us – His presence.
God, I repent of getting my eyes on my fig leaf. Help me to seek your presence every day. Amen