My phone rang. It was my Dad. Mom was out of town and he needed to know where he was supposed to go to order his tuxedo. My husband beeped in to check our schedule for Saturday so he could make plans. A little while later, I received an e-mail from a friend asking my opinion about a bible study she was interested in. My son walks in, “Mommy, where is my remote control car?” Well, you get the idea. If you are a mom, wife, daughter, sister or friend you probably know how it feels to be the “go to” girl. Our minds have to run like a central command center.
Hub is defined as “a center around which other things revolve or from which they radiate; a focus of activity, authority”. God’s place is our lives should always be front and center! He should be in the middle of all we do, all we think and all we plan. But, when my life becomes a hub of activity and to do lists, God is pushed out of His place in the center or middle of my life. He often gets pushed to the back or side. It takes effort, time, devotion, trust and grace on my part to put God back into His rightful place in my life.
How do we know God wants to be in the middle or center of our lives?
In Genesis, where was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?
And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:9
Where did God instruct Joshua to have the Israelites collect the 12 stones for the memorial to the people of Israel?
So the Israelites did as Joshua commanded them. They took twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, as the LORD had told Joshua; and they carried them over with them to their camp, where they put them down. Joshua 4:8
In Revelations, where is the Lamb located on the throne?
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:17
Notice these things didn’t happen on the sidelines or in the back! The references to God being in the center and middle throughout the Bible astound me. I encourage you to continue digging into the scriptures to find more.