When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.
— Hosea 13:6
Isn’t this the epitome of the human nature? When we are in need, we ask “God where are you?” When He provides our needs we think “God I don’t need you now.” Though no one would actually say those words, their actions say it loud enough.
Sure, your faith can be tested in times of need; however most people call out to God when they are in need. It is in times of abundance where your faith is truly tested. How often do you call out to God when things are going great?
Search yourself. Reflect on your prayer life and intimacy with God, and see if it consists mainly of asking God for help. Ask yourself “when is the last time I came to God without an agenda?” If you are in need, trust and believe God to meet all of your needs and change the situation; but more importantly ask Him to change you so that when your needs are met, you don’t forget Him. If you are not in need and things are going good, thank God for all He has done for you and use this time of rest to cultivate a deeper relationship with the one who has blessed you.
Father God, I thank you for meeting all of my needs according to your riches in Christ Jesus. I pray that I can be one who never forgets you. I pray that in times of abundant blessing, I can be even more reliant on you than in times of dire need. I pray this in Jesus’ Name, AMEN!