Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God longs for us to know Him as intimately as He knows us. While that degree of perfection in intimacy is seemingly impossible for us to achieve, I believe with all my heart that we can come pretty darn close to it. I’ve had days that were near perfect in regard to feeling and experiencing that oneness with the Lord. I wish I could say that I get it right every day, but I am not perfected yet. There’s a statement in the message that reads like this: “It is not sin for one who knows Me only as God, as Creator, to doubt Me, to question my Love and purposes. But for one who knows Me as you do, as Friend and Savior, and who knows the world’s God as Father — for that one to doubt My purpose and saving Power and tender Love is wrong indeed.” I learned two things from this. The first is that God does not hold us at arm’s length. Neither, therefore, should we hold Him at arm’s length. Nope, we need to snuggle right up under those loving arms of His. We can wrap our arms around Him and just rest there, in His embrace, whenever we want to. He loves it! Secondly, when things aren’t going as smoothly-especially within-as they should be, I need to examine how I’m relating to God. Am I out there at arm’s length, or even further, from Him in my heart? And if so, why? What am I trying to hide, avoid, or what am I afraid of, etc.?
Do you know that God makes you so bold, that you can even laugh out loud at your own self?! Yessir, He does! And He loves us so, He’d a whole lot rather see us laugh it off, get back up, dust ourselves off, and keep on going toward home full tilt, rather than watch us taking timid little steps as if we’re walking on egg shells. That stuff will cripple you altogether if you’re not careful. You get into sorry mind sets and pathetic attitudes, all based on fears, because you’ve gotten too far away from your strong tower. Remember who prowls out there, waiting to use that fear against you. There’s only one solution to that problem, and that is to get right back into God’s presence and spend some time with Him. One of the reasons I love my daily visits with the Lord so much, is that every moment in His presence infuses my spirit with His life, His love, His grace, mercy, peace, and joy. Isn’t it awesome that God can pack a day’s worth of “go gettem” into a few minutes of your time?! Thank you, Heavenly Father, for your awesome love and mercy!
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 9, 2019, 12:05 p.m.