Why do we place God at the top of our priority list when we feel that we need Him, but place Him second to something else whenever we feel that everything is alright? Why is it that we try to look at our own solutions before we consult Him? It has always seemed backwards to me, and I think that Isaiah would agree that this is not the way things are supposed to be.
Isaiah made it clear to those to whom he was prophesying that we should not delay in seeking God. It does not take a time of desperation for God's ears to be open to our prayers. It does not take a time of desperation for us to fall on our knees.
We should seek God daily, not when it is convenient for us or when we are in desperate need. Wouldn't it be better if, instead of waiting until a problem exists, we came to God before the problem exists? Wouldn't it be great if all of us lived out our faith daily? Wouldn't it be great if the prayers that God heard from us weren't just prayers to fix our own problems, but rather to help reach those who are in need of His saving grace? How much different would our lives, communities, and churches be if we came to God daily?
There is a catch to this. This scenario would be great, but you and I have to seek God. God has given us the grace to seek Him, we just have to choose to seek Him. If we don't get on our knees to pray each day, how can we tell others that this is the right thing to do? If we don't live out our faith daily, doesn't that make us hypocrites if we claim to be Christians? The choice is on us, not on our pastors, deacons, or elders. This, then, becomes the million dollar question: Are we going to live our lives for Christ, empowered by His Spirit, each and every day for the rest of our lives?