“I’M RIGHT HERE, DEAR!”
There are numerous worship songs that invite God to come. I like most of them.
A couple of weeks ago, however, God showed me that there’s a lie embedded in this sentiment: He comes and goes; He might show up, if we ask Him to.
The truth is, God is already with us, holding us in His everlasting arms.
He gave me a picture that made me chuckle:
A husband is holding his wife on his lap and cuddling her. Her head is nestled in his shoulder. Then she begins to call to him, telling him, “Honey, come here!”
That husband would be wondering what on earth is wrong with his wife. He would probably say, “I’m right here, dear!”
It’s ridiculous, isn’t it?
We do that with God.
Oh, I know, it’s really that we want to draw closer to Him or experience His presence more fully. Say so! Ask Him to make you more sensitive to Him; ask to have your eyes and ears open; ask for anything that prevents you from knowing Him more fully to be revealed and removed.
I think there is one hinderance that especially gets us: Our own expectations. We think that this or that should happen “when God shows up.” Yeah, maybe; but what if He chooses to be present in some other way?
Many people missed Him when He came the first time, simply because He didn’t look and act the way they expected Messiah to.
Look, listen, feel; know His ever intimate presence right now; right where you are.
Enjoy him; He delights in you!