After I asked God how he was doing and told him that I truly hoped he was well, I tried to reason with myself about why I hadn't ever asked God how he was faring before, just to be polite. It does seem a bit rude considering he has had to listen to all of my problems for the past 18 years.
I finally came to the conclusion that maybe the reason I haven't been checking in on God like a more considerate person would is because I've always assumed that since God is this perfect being, his life must also be perfect. If this were true, then he must always be happy. Right?
Of course, if I'm following Christian doctrine this can't be true. How can anyone say that God has had a perfect life when he has had to cast down the rebel angels who turned away from him, banish Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden for disobeying his one simple command, wipe out all of Sodom and Gomorrah with his fiery wrath and anger because of their wretchedness, send his only son to be crucified for our sins, and watch today's people destroy each other in war and deny his very existence? Certainly, God doesn't have a perfect life. Certainly, he isn't always happy, but also angry and sad and hurt.
Which makes our selfish prayers all the more sad when you think about it. Whenever we have a problem, we find someone to confide in, whether it be a friend, a family member, of God himself. We always have someone to listen to us and look after us. Yet, no one seems to care about how God is doing up there in Heaven. I wonder if God has anyone at all to look out for him... anyone to confide in.
When was the last time you asked God how he was feeling? When was the last time you asked if there was anything you could do for him?