So the other day my daughter was sitting at the computer when she noticed her cat walking across the piano in her direction. Being the cat person that she is, this daughter stopped everything to talk to the cat. She even said, “Awww, are you coming over to sit with me?”
The cat walked to the edge of the piano, jumped on my daughter’s knee, and then straight off onto the floor and walked away, tail held high.
That cat had only been using my daughter as a stepping stool. My daughter and I laughed a bit and went on with our day, because it’s a cat and that’s what cats are like.
But then it got me thinking.
Do I act like God is my stepping stool?
He’s my stepping stool to heaven? To food on my table? To a roof over my head? To a job that can pay my bills?
Do I act like He’s only there for my own convenience?
It’s true that He wants me to see Him as the Provider, but I believe God wants me to see Him as more than just a stepping stool to get to where I want to be. He saved me so I could go to Heaven to BE WITH HIM. He wants my needs taken care of BECAUSE I have a relationship with Him.
I think sometimes we go around demanding this or that of God as if we’re the cat in the house and the ultimate ruler of everything.
Instead of going to Him and just fellowshipping, do we go to Him and stay only when it’s cold outside? Do we use God the way the cat uses us? As a big heating blanket to be discarded once the need is done?
Oh, I pray I see God in a different way than that. While yes, He’s my Master and Provider, He’s also my Friend and Guide and Counsellor.
God is so much more than just my stepping stool.
Have I used God as my stepping stool recently? Is there a time when I could sit and adore Him more?
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.