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1/22/14 Date with God

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Date with God

Does this sound absurd? What? Date God? Yes. We are to pray without ceasing, which means communicate with Him all day, about everything and anything. I’m no expert on relationships, but we generally make time for what’s important. What I’m getting at is that any intimate relationship requires alone time. A special time set aside just to be together. One-on-one away from the busy-ness of life. A time to get to know each other on a deeper level. God calls us to this time. We should do it daily. God loves early mornings. You see, the day is young and it is like tithing the first part of your day. I would think from God’s perspective – it’s His gift. Just as children on Christmas morning, anxiously awaiting presents under the tee. His presence is a gift in itself. When you give a gift, you’re anxious. You can’t wait to see their expression. Will they like it? Will they pass it on? Will they return it? Sometimes we second-guess ourselves. Not God. He knows what the day holds – the good, the bad, the ugly. He wants to be a part of it. Yet, he gives us this day to try again to “get it right”. He waits patiently. OH! But when we thank Him and greet Him in return, what a beautiful day indeed! When we are mindful of Him, our decisions improve. We can’t change the past, but the future is an open door. When we open our lives to Him, and our minds, our future becomes brighter than our past. Okay, you say, but my kids are out of control, the boss is difficult, and life is a bit disheveled. Try it! Get God’s perspective first. BASK in His presence. Once there, time has no beginning or end, you don’t want to go back to the busy-ness of the world. Linger is the only word i can find, you just want to linger in His presence. Yet, we rob God, and ourselves of these precious moments. Seek and ye shall find. Seek. Seek Him with your heart and what you find may surprise you. This doesn’t mean things will be easy, or God will give in to every whim. After all He is God, not us. Date God, make time for Him daily. Allow Him into every detail of your life. That “thing” someone did that hurt so deeply – take it to Him, love Him, spend time. Nothing is too small for God. You’ll find healing there. When you are blessed, give some away; share it. Let His love for you be passed on to someone else. We are a light, don’t hide it or let it be dimmed.

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