22 Apr God Delights In Your Company
One of the more supernatural hallmarks of the Christian life is that you and I get to talk to our God. He not only hears us and listens to us, but he also responds to us. Psalm 116:1-2 says, “I love the Lord because he hears my prayers and answers them. Because he bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I breathe!”
What we have with God is unique and specific to us as Christ-followers¬; no other religion on the planet has a God that is alive and active in our lives. We get to enjoy the most beautiful, dynamic, living and active relationship with God by praying to him— communicating with him in and through his Word, by the Holy Spirit dwelling in us.
Throughout the Scripture we see this dynamic relationship happening between God and his people; especially in the Psalms where we see and hear King David in this great, intimate relationship with God through prayer (which is conversation with God). Sometimes David is pouring out the deepest sorrows and the highest praises of his heart; and sometimes David is listening, quietly waiting for God’s response.
That’s so key to developing intimacy, isn’t it? If we’re honest, it’s probably the part of prayer that most of us struggle with…Listening. Waiting. Giving time to allow for a response. Imagine having a conversation with a friend who always does the talking and never sits long enough to listen to your response or leave room for you to speak. It would be tough to develop an intimate friendship, wouldn’t it?
Intimacy comes from time spent together in two-way communication. Talking and listening. That’s what God wants with us. He wants an intimate relationship. You and I were created for relationship, and most importantly we were created for relationship with God; hardwired by him for a deeply intimate relationship, rich with conversation. God desires that with us. He delights in spending time with you and with me. He absolutely delights in your company.
Today- start your time with Jesus by simply sitting with him, settling your heart and tuning your ears to listen, to hear, and to do whatever he says to do.
I love y’all!
xo – P♥️