I genuinely love Saturday mornings when I get to sit with the morning sun softly lighting up my living space, and the time to speak with the Lord in a extra relaxed atmosphere than the prior days of the week. I’ve undoubtedly walked by means of periods of time when I felt dry, and in some cases when I didn’t even really feel like speaking to the Lord. Thankfully they have been not extended periods of time, and the occasional instances when I don’t really feel close to the Lord – when God appears silent, they lead to me to query. I query what’s incorrect, or possibly in some cases I don’t genuinely spend interest to the silence due to the fact I get so caught up in my every day routine.
This morning I asked God to give me a verse – anything to reside by. I sat silent for a handful of seconds, and a reference came to my thoughts – Psalm 95:six. I flipped by means of the pages till my eyes landed on it.
“O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel just before the Lord our maker.”
Some attributes about the Lord are so effortlessly taken for granted. His omniscience, omnipotence, and that He cares for us so deeply…He genuinely doesn’t care exactly where we are, whether or not our hair and makeup is accomplished, or the way we place our words with each other when we pray. At times we may possibly assume they don’t make sense, and that we’re not genuinely expressing ourselves the way we genuinely really feel, and they wouldn’t make sense to any individual else, either. But He knows just what we are pondering. “For man looketh on the outward look, but the LORD looketh on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7b), and “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should really pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which can not be uttered” (Romans eight:26). I’ve told the Lord in some cases I want I could assume of magical words to genuinely get across what I’m attempting to say. That tends to make a lot of sense, appropriate? Clearly, I didn’t imply it in a disrespectful way, but I really feel like I’m not going to get what I’m asking for if I don’t phrase it appropriately. How silly!
I study additional in the psalm, and I noticed in verse 10 it says, “Forty years extended was I grieved with this generation, and mentioned, ‘It is a folks that do err in their heart, and they have not identified my strategies.” Now, in view of His eternal and infinite nature, it appears that 40 years is no span of time in the scheme of it all. But 40 years with no the fellowship of His folks grieved Him! It was adequate for Him to mention – if that doesn’t show His enjoy for us…He so longs for our fellowship. He desires us to pour out our hearts to Him. He doesn’t care that He currently knows what our desires are, He desires us to inform Him!! Right here I see that God is not above the companionship of His creation. He developed the longing for acceptance and neighborhood, due to the fact He longs for that with us.
I regretfully obtain myself beginning out quite a few of my prayers with, “God, please support me…” – which in essence are fantastic petitions, but I overlook to thank Him for the good and may well factors He has currently accomplished in my life! Am I that bent toward selfishness? I don’t want to be, but I assume I am quite a few instances.
Could I find out to “worship and bow down…” to “kneel just before the Lord our maker” on a constant, every day basis. It will alter my partnership with Him AND with other individuals.