Thursday, August 19, 2010

Intimacy with God (12 things)

Well, I started on my August quest. I found this book on my bookshelf, I've never read it. It's a little Bible study booklet called, "Intimacy with God", by Cynthia Heald. It's a study of the Psalms.


My first thoughts and meditation of the Lord today:

A common question we ask God is, "Where are You, God?". There is a point when we may question His exsistence, or question His ears to hear, or question His timing of answer. There comes a time when those questions have been turned to faithful trust and knowledge. Other reasons we question God may seem more suitable the more mature we become. "Where are You, God?" Maybe our heart has lost its Way, maybe we have a disagreement on a decision He has made, or maybe we just want to know He is there, like a little child pulling on mommy's leg (we all need  a little security boost now and then, right?).

There are many reasons to ask God that question, but what really hit me hard today was: Are we prepared to answer when He asks, "Where are you ?" ?

Let me know if you understand what I'm saying and tell me what you think about it. God asked Adam and Eve, "where are you?" knowing fully, the question was for their sake. Why might He ask you that question today? For me, it's because I've turned Him away recently, I let my heart grow cold. I didn't want to read the Bible(for a dumb reason that has been reckoned now). God is back on His rightful throne in my heart, and I say, "Here I am!"

2 comments:

GlowinGirl said...

I did that study long ago, and I appreciated it greatly. I hope you enjoy it!

Am I prepared to answer? God has placed something on my lap right now, and I'm wondering why. I don't feel at all prepared for it. But I'm saying, "Okay, here I am." However, at times I've been much more reluctant.

Mariah said...

@ GlowinGirl
God is faithful. And your faith is an encouragement to me! I'm sure there will be lots of wonder and awe of God in your new "mission" He has given you! Blessings!