God desires to TAKE our burdens and GIVE His mercy. How many times have we carried a burden we could have daily traded in for His mercies? ~Beth Moore
Picture this scenario:
You and a close friend decide to meet for coffee. This is one who is dear to you, whom you esteem greatly. You look forward to seeing this dear one and long to give your undivided attention completely to whatever their need. More than anything you want to connect with this one to remind them of your great love for them, lest they forget in the busy-ness of the days.
You arrive, and sit at the table anticipating seeing the face you adore. You are brimming with love, and beaming with affirming hope to share with this one precious soul. You wait. And wait.
Finally, the dear one arrives.
You stand to embrace, sit down, and wait again, while the friend goes to get their order from the counter. Upon returning, you notice how frantic and distracted your dear friend appears. You pray quietly to the Father for peace to fill their heart, mind and soul. Your gaze is fixed upon one. But your friend’s eyes dart about the café. You graciously ask them their trouble and listen, praying all the while, interceding as they pour out their list of hurts. Yet even as you faithfully listen, the friend is not completely present. This one tiny gadget consumes their focus. A call, an e-mail, a status that “PINGS” loudly demanding cherished one’s attention.
In the midst of the meeting the friend bolts upright and announces a great idea that must be acted upon immediately. Gathering phone and cup, with abrupt goodbye, gone. You sit watching them walk back out the door.
Was there any connection at all?
Friends, God longs to connect with you.
He longs to gaze upon your face as you look into His Holy Word. He longs for you to pour out your longings and troubles to Him, first. He offers His undivided attention and waits for you, a Faithful Friend. There is no other friend more faithful, more able, more perceptive or wise.
If you don’t see Him, perhaps you have been too long looking at your problems, others, and circumstances, and not gazing steadily into His loving face. The only way you will see Him is by meditating on His Word. He will meet you there.
Please sit with your Savior. Don’t leave Him waiting. He loves you. He longs to give you what you need for this day.
Connect with Him.
We are in the home stretch of this amazing journey. 70 days of connecting with GOD daily through P.R.A.IS.E. . Are you sensing the momentum or are you waving from the sideline?
What have you learned or are you learning that might help you stay more connected daily in the future?
Don’t quit! Keep on. Your goal is Connecting with Him. I look forward to celebrating with you our 70 Days which will fall on April 11th. We will meet here on Sunday the 13th for our last (?) Whispers of Hope gathering. I look forward to sharing what God has taught me thus far in the next two posts (weeks 9 and 10). I hope you’ll join me.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus by Alan Jackson for your edification tonight… Click here if the embedded video does not work!