Your Go-To God

by Joanna Pierce on October 03, 2018

Inhaling the sweet scent, with hints of vanilla wafting up my nostrils, I gently smoothed the piece of paper in front of me with my fingertips. Drooping my head to be level with the table, I gazed at the rainbow-colored horizon ahead. My eyes locked on a single hue in that kaleidoscope of colors, and my tiny hand reached out to gingerly take it into my grasp.

A monochromatic coloring-session ensued that day, and somehow never ended. I had selected what I thought was the most ardent shade, and I never wanted to let go. It was the color of all colors. The best blush for my brush. The top tint for my print. And, that pigment, dear reader, was the color red.

My passion for the color has only grown with time, and I subconsciously gravitate toward it in all manner of living. If making a shopping list, it’s scripted in red ink. If purchasing a notebook, it’s in red binding. When shopping for clothes, it’s red material. When selecting a piece of candy, it’s going to be red. And, when remodeling a room, my husband will ask, “Another red wall?” Why not? It’s simply my favorite. In my eyes, red is the best and my go-to-color for everything.

I’ve learned having red as my favorite color is okay. In my personal experience, it’s never let me down—it’s reliable, trustworthy, and looks great every time, no matter the use! Why try something else when I’ve got a for-sure thing going on with the best color in the world?

The lessons I’ve learned in my relationship with good ole red, has revealed an even-greater truth in God:

Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works (Psalms 86:8, KJV).

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me (Isaiah 46:9, KJV).

Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might (Jeremiah 10:6, KJV).

While red is my go-to for the fun stuff, God is my go-to for everything else. Why? Because nothing compares to Him! No outcome is the same if God isn’t a part of the equation. You’ll never find anything better.

Truthfully, I don’t think most of us have really come to terms with the fact that God is the greatest. There’s nothing superior to Him. He can’t be exalted higher—there are no new heights God must or can reach. He is the utmost!

If I need a healing, I go to God. If I need peace and comfort, I go to God. If I need help with my finances, I go to God. And, I don’t just go to Him with the “big” stuff either.

If I need help remembering something, I ask God to help me. If I’ve got a bug in my house, I ask God for strength and bravery to kill it. If I have a to-do list a mile long, I ask God to give me wisdom as to the best plan of attack to accomplish it all.

God is like the color red for me. He is my go-to for everything. He is my favorite. And, I gravitate toward Him in all manner of living. And, when someone asks me, “You’re going to God again?” I say, “why not?”

If God hasn’t become your go-to, favorite for everything, I invite you  to find and experience that in Him. Get to a place through prayer and reading the Word, where you can gaze upon Him with such love and adoration that you don’t want to go to or try anything else but Him. With each interaction, His “hue” will glow brighter to you than anything this world can offer. Soon, you’ll discover your favorite color is Him and He’ll become your go-to, too.