Daily Pointers for Connecting with God
It has been said that one of the most important things in life is showing up. That pretty much confirms what God says in His Word:
Come to me, all ye who are weary and heavy laden… (Mt. 11:28)
Come, everyone who thirsts… (Isaiah 55:1)
Come to me and hear, that your soul may live… (Isaiah 55:3)
His desire for us that we cast our cares on Him, listen to Him to receive His truth and perspective, which set us free from false perceptions and anxiety. But that won’t happen unless we come.
And so we must make this our very intentional first step. Show up. What does that mean for you? Reorder your schedule to ensure He gets the first time slot of your day? Unplugging from TV, cell-phone and computer for an hour? Getting up before the kids do? Going for a prayer walk around the neighborhood?
His ministry to us begins with us coming to Him. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you (James 4:8).
Coming to Him means to make room in your hearts (desire His presence), make room in your schedule (eliminate busy-ness and hurry), and make room in your home (have an appointed meeting place with Him where you keep your journal, Bible, devotional).
Take some time today to think through reordering your life around an unhurried, intentional “coming” – showing up, drawing near, so He can draw near to you!
by Remco Brommet