Summary: Let me tell you, the harvest that you get from spending time with Him is incredibly enormous; I may not get what I need now but I get the energy to endure sufferings, patience to wait, wisdom to talk and grace to walk.
God and me!
John 15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you……”
Ah, here we go, my incredible pursuit for God takes over everything else! Prep begins! It’s after school hours - most of you know that I work at our Abide School (School for the needy and under privileged kids) – it was cloudy and I knew it was going to rain. Many of you may want to have ice cream in the rain, may be dance in the rain or just simply get wet in the rain; however, I wanted to surreptitiously sneak away and be alone with God! I locked the door inside and was left alone with HIM! I missed Him so much that I was just waiting for a ‘God and me’ time! Yes, I do my morning, evening and night prayers, I preach, things are going on; but still a deep craving for God was gnawing me!
There are enormous questions that I would like to ask Him, ‘why and when’; yet, at that golden moment I was content to be at His feet. You know what, more than anything, I’m glad I have this platform to share my ‘love affair’ with my Saviour! This devotion is going to rip your heart and make you yearn for Him deeply too! This love is contagious! Are you ready? I write this after spending around four hours at His Feet!
Let me tell you, the harvest that you get from spending time with Him is incredibly enormous; I may not get what I need now but I get the energy to endure sufferings, patience to wait, wisdom to talk and grace to walk. You get to know Him and His will! When passion for Him seizes you, doubts, fear and anxiety ceases! Divine calmness settles on you! What other people talk, what they think, what if this happens, why this much delay ….all such thoughts take a back seat. You’re ready to humble yourself and look like a fool – if need be – for His sake! Don’t you ever think walking close with God and following His heart beat is easy! God had placed it in my heart to conduct certain meetings and the outcome at times were always not successful; I did wonder why, but every time I have a ‘God and me’ session, I come out charged and revitalized. That does not matter any more as long as I remain faithful! The mystery of His doings would unfold gradually!
Today Christianity is all form, little substance! Lot of noise, lack of effectiveness! People who brag do little in their prayer closet. The Lord said: “I search their hearts and mind….” (Revelation 2:20) Confusion, despair and fear prevails because we have failed to give God His due place! I kept the headset plugged to my ears, listening to gospel music I shut other noises away! I was worshipping with tears running down! This intimacy with God is unexplainable, incomparable and gorgeous!
Seven wonders of the world cannot stand next to this joy that I enjoy right now!