Last night, as I was preparing to go to bed, I was having a quiet talk with God. It amazes me, as to how God can work through our spirits…that is if we are anticipating His presence. I have had others mention to me that they wished that they could have the connection with God that I have and the only thing I can say to that; is be willing to listen for God’s still small voice within your spirit. In other words…make Him your best friend and learn to turn to Him, rather than other things and don’t always do the talking but be willing to wait for His response…after all; that is what makes a true and lasting friendship.
Many times, I think we get in too big of a hurry. We seem to talk with God and give Him a to-do list, of all that needs to be done and then we walk away…wondering why we never got a response. In Deuteronomy 32:1-2, we read… “Listen, O heavens and earth!
Listen to what I say! (2) My words shall fall upon you like the gentle rain and dew, like rain upon the tender grass, like showers on the hillside.”
Can you imagine the peace that we could experience in our lives, if we were only willing to spend some quiet moments alone with God each day? I just love the way that this verse describes God’s words…coming from His heart to ours! Think of His words, as though they are falling down upon us, like a gentle rain…soothing the moments of pain, deep heartache and frustration. To me, it’s like the fire of pain and other negative feelings is being put out, by a gentle rain and each raindrop becomes a word from above, to sooth these moments that seem so out of control.
I remember a time in my life, when I felt as though everything was completely out of control. I was having one surgery after another and it got to the place, where I could no longer see the light of day. In fact, I became so deeply connected to my problems; that I had no time for God; that is, until I came to see that no one could satisfy the deep longing of my heart but God. From that point on, I began to talk with Him about my problems and share more of my life with Him and to this day; He is the friend that I converse with, while I work, while I write and most of all, when I need a good friend.
How are we ever going to make it through the challenges of this life, unless we are deeply connected with God? I don’t know about you but I need God all the time. When I am overwhelmed by life; I ask Him to sit in my office and shower me with His peace and when I’m tired and I can’t seem to find the strength to go on; I know that His presence will be there to exchange my weaknesses, for His perfect strength. When we can learn to make God our closest friend, rather than the trials we endure; that is when we will come to truly see that life doesn’t have to seem so overwhelming.