I used to worry about offending someone by talking about God. Now, I worry more about not speaking his name.Our God is amazing beyond words.
To KNOW him is to know love beyond measure.
To KNOW him is to know purpose and hope.
To KNOW him is to know yourself.
Only he has the ability to show you your true self, your true nature, your true passion, your true motives, your true being.
To KNOW him requires time. Not just church on Sundays, but everyday. I have never felt I was on a clear path until I spent time actively listening to the Lord, everyday. The more time I spend, the more natural it feels, the more our relationship grows, the more he makes me grow.
I follow instructions well. He gives instructions well. Its a match made in....well, you get the idea.
I stand in awe of the clear messages he gives when you actually listen. The lesson's keep on coming. I am soaking it up! I am still uber excited about it.... and Him. I can not believe I have been attending church for 7 years and I am just now experiencing him like this. I can clearly see why I wasn't feeling the intensity of his love as I am now. I couldn't have. I wasn't listening.
Don't get me wrong. We talked. He carried. He loved. He always loved. I loved.
But like any one sided relationship....their was no passion. I let myself be intimidated, lazy, offended, judgmental, hypocritical. (Okay, That was slightly harder to write then anticipated)
I was waiting on God to do all the work. Most of the time, without even realizing it. Until, I was challenged to go to him daily. Pray, read, think. Everyday. Then discuss what I learned and be held accountable. I was hesitant because I didn't know if I would follow through but I prayed and made the commitment to God and to myself. It was the best decision I have EVER made. I found God and he showed me who I really am.
I mess up all the time. I don't SOAP EVERYday. I intend to but sometimes for one reason or another it doesn't happen but I do spend time talking to him daily. (We are pretty much BFF's we talk ...like...all the time! ;)
Nothing compares to living FOR HIM. There are so many things I have tried to do on my own and it just wasn't working because it was about ME....not HIM.
I could go on and on...apparently. (Being that this was one of those "what should I write about tonight?" posts)
So if you haven't yet, make God your first priority in life. I DARE YOU! You will forever stand in awe at just what he has to say when you listen. I know I am and will forevermore.
Ps. and PLEASE ask questions. I love excuses to talk about Jesus!