Intimacy with God fills every crack in our soul. It fulfills us better than any person, place, vocation or thing on this earth. Our heart swells to overflowing with the joy of God’s love, which cascades over our soul like a waterfall.
At times, we are so desperate to find peace, joy and love that we are never going to get from this world. We hunger and thirst for fulfillment. We forget that we have an abundance of joy in validation, affection, acceptance and satisfaction from God, who is already inside of us.
Many Believers will spend time in prayer, reading God’s Word, and telling others about what Jesus did for us; but we forget to bask in His presence, enjoy companionable silence as we sit at His feet, and allow our heart to notice and thrill at His multitude of hugs every day.
We use an abundance of words in our prayers, making our requests known to God; but then, we forget to listen to Him, to what He wants to say to us, to the affirmation He has for us, and to the fact that He rejoices over us with singing.
We do not take time to meditate on the fact that God is powerful, just, faithful, a righteous judge, a loving Father, a divine inspiration, etc., and that Christ is our whole life. These facts put a new perspective on our outlook in life (Colossians 2:12, 3:3-4; Jeremiah 11:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:24; 2 Thessalonians 1:6).
When we hunger and thirst after God (Psalm 42:1-5), He fills us to overflowing. We delight in God’s creation, in His Saints in our life, in His provision in the most amazing ways, etc. Our gratitude for His nurture and care for us overflows in praises all day long.
Father God, delighting in You creates a positive environment for our health in body, soul and spirit. We dwell in abundant life in every area of our existence. Our relationships improve, our creativity abounds, our intuition and inspiration are sharper and clearer, all because of our intimacy with You.
As we focus our gaze on You, the edges get knocked off our circumstances, we have fewer mountains to climb and less temptation from things pertaining to this life. Our concept of our identity, our purpose in life, our trials, our vocational demands, our ministry for You, etc. improve and stabilize. We look forward to living in Your presence every moment of each new day.
Thought for the Day:
When we see life from God’s viewpoint, our trials have less of an effect on us, because we look for the seed for a miracle that He plants in every one of them; we have hope that sustains us through the bad times, and that enhances our good times; we bask in the realization that the supreme Creator of our universe abides within us.