Thursday, July 31, 2008

Can You Hear God Approaching

WOW! Stop and think about that for a minute. Get really still and quiet and listen. Can you hear God approaching you? Gives me goose bumps just thinking about it. It makes me want to quit writing so I can just get still and listen for His footsteps coming to spend time with me. How exciting is it when God Himself wants to spend time with you, and is calling out to you like He did with Adam and Eve. Where are you ___________, why are you hiding from me? Would that be the question He asks of you? Or would you be running to meet Him eager to see what He has to say?

Do you have a quiet time that you reserve only for the Lord? Do you freely give Him time each day or do you feel like you have an appointment with Him that you have to keep? You see we, as Christians sometimes try to be so spiritual that we think we have to keep our divine appt. with the LORD or He is not going to bless us that day. Or we somehow lose our faith because we didn't keep our set time with Him.

God does not want your appointment time, He wants your devoted time. He wants the time that you with a right heart and a seeking mind want to spend time with Him and really listen and hear what He has to say to you that day. AMEN! He doesn't want to spend time that you feel like you have to give Him, He wants time that you want to give Him. He wants you running to Him when you hear Him approach and not Him having to call out over and over where are you ___________?AMEN!

God says He is always there when we need Him, but He also needs us. He wants to fellowship with us and nobody else sometimes. He wants His one on one time with us just like we need the one on one with Him. This is what keeps us going, this is what motivates us, this is what gives us the peace and understanding of His word to live out each day, when the things of the world try to come against us. I can not express how important it is that we have this one on one with Him each day. But also, how important for us to want this one on one time with Him. You know where your heart is by where you spend your time. Take a good look at your daily activities, and write down what you do each hour of the day and how you spend it. Then you will see where your heart is. The place your heart will be is the area in which you give the most of your time. Now, I know some of you say, well I work 8 hours a day but that does not mean that is where my heart is. Let me ask you this, when you work 8 hours a day, where is your mind? Where are your thoughts? How do you treat people during that 8 hours? You see we can still spend time with the Lord when we are at work. We can think on Him and His word, we can treat people like He would, we can even bless people like Him by having good attitudes while on our job, and being especially kind to others, helping someone with their work, there are alot of different ways to spend time with the Lord. We all have to have a balance in our lives. We will find our balance by searching our hearts. Our balance should always fall into this line, God, Family, Career. When you get out of balance with those three, then you will fail at one or more of them. Some people get so out of balance that they fail in all three areas.

So take a good look today, listen for the Lord approaching you and spend some time with Him before you do anything else, and the other areas of your life will fall into their place. AMEN!

Gen. 3 v 8-9.....Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you"....... (NIV)

Don't be afraid to answer the Lord when He calls you. He will forgive you whatever, whenever and wherever you are in your life. You just have to answer Him and accept His love and His forgiveness. Never let yourself be in the place Adam and Eve were, where they were afraid to spend time with the Lord. Run to Him when you are ashamed, or hurt, or lost. AMEN!

He is approaching you today, what will you do?


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