Thursday, June 16, 2016

enjoy time with God

Throughout the Bible there are times when God’s people were drawn to Him.  Some of those were one on one events while others involved groups of people.  We know that God wants to spend time with His people, with you and me.

Here is one time God spoke of communion with His people:

Micah 4:1-5  NLT
In the last days, the mountain of the lord’s house will be the highest of all — the most important place on earth.  It will be raised above the other hills, and people from all over the world will stream there to worship. 2 People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the lord, to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the lord’s teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem. 3The lord will mediate between peoples and will settle disputes between strong nations far away. They will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.  Nation will no longer fight against nation, nor train for war anymore. 4Everyone will live in peace and prosperity, enjoying their own grapevines and fig trees, for there will be nothing to fear.  The lord of Heaven’s Armies has made this promise!  5Though the nations around us follow their idols, we will follow the lord our God forever and ever.

What draws us to worship God?

Why do you keep coming back to God to learn, to pray and to worship?

How is it that we find God’s wisdom endless and strong?

Where do we find peace and lots of it?

This passage may speak of a day in the future, but it always draws our attention to the character traits of a person who has been enjoying the presence of God.  To be in the presence of God leads us to worship, to have wisdom and to over flow with peace.

The people around need those things.  Did you know that your time with God and your desire for more time with God leads others to spend time with God?  My prayer for my children and my wife and I is that we will so want the presence of God that those who want to be around us have to spend time with God to spend time with us.

Does that make sense?  Some people don’t get it.  But time with God really is life changing, and I desire communion with God that changes me and changes others.  Enjoy His presence today!

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