“The God who loves you.”
The big question is what do we do with this God who loves us?
The answer is simple…we love him back.
What is the purpose of this writing? It’s to share my daily early morning experiences of loving to linger in his presence and loving him back.
This real love affair began in the 70’s when I prayed, “God be real to me or leave me alone. I know how to walk the walk and talk the talk.”
Through that honest prayer, I soon learned to call him, “Father.”
I also learned how to follow the cue cards held up by the Holy Spirit to make right choices and investment. I know the cue cards were right on target because they are words from the Bible.
This sharing time on my website is not meant to be a mountain top experience, for I am certainly no bestseller author or a popular speaker in demand.
The Holy Spirit held up this cue card for me today…”as they came down from the mountain.” Mark 9:9
He led me to know, as a following of Jesus, I was not born to homestead on one mountain experience after another. Why? That is where hurting folks don’t often go.
So, how can it put some good (God is good) on their lives if we are aloof from their struggles? By the way, I think that means to bear fruit…bring God and others together so the Holy Spirit will have more room to work.
I linger in his presence daily to be one with his mind, motives and motivation. Also, I happen to believe “one” is God’s favorite number.
Remember Jesus’ prayer in John 15, “That they may be one, even as we are one.”
Prayer for today…”Father, may we hear your knock of love today and love you back by loving your children? Amen. (So be it.)
Another Day: Have you ever wondered just what faith is? I have. Today I read from my favorite author, Oswald Chambers, in his book “Daily Thoughts for Disciples” these words:
“Faith never knows where it is being led; it knows and loves the one who is leading. It is a life of faith and not of reason. A life of knowing the one who is making us ‘go’ on the journey.”
Then in John 15:16 this cue card was held up to me by the Holy Spirit, “You did not choose me, but I chose you.”
To be honest, as I began this journey in 2007, I have no idea where this choosing will take me, or what God is “fixing” to do. (All southern believers use the word “fixing” and not “beginning.”)
I simply surrender. I surrender my purpose driven life to become a chosen one who has heard him call, “Come unto me.”
I know the orders are sealed; I also know my knock on the door has been heard. I have to do but one thing: “Keep on asking, seeking and knocking.” Matthew 7:7-11
I keep on asking because it will be given. My Father is not indifferent to me.
I keep on seeking for I will find it. My Father does not hide from me.
I keep on knocking because the door will be opened into His Presence. My Father never turns a deaf ear to me.
If we back up to John 14:28 in the “Message” we find another cue card. Jesus told his disciples, “I’m on the way to the Father because He is the goal and purpose of my life.”
The way I understand this, it’s all about a relationship of oneness with God’s mind, motives, and movement.
Then in John 14:31 Jesus said, “I love the Father. I carry out his instructions. Get up. Let’s go. It’s time to leave here.” I think this is about my relationship with and to others.
Prayer for today… Father, thank you when the time is right and I get and go, and then you will go with me…the “me” you created “in Christ Jesus.” Please continue to put some good on my relationship to you, to others, and to myself. Amen. So be it.