He Wants More!
Over these past couple of weeks there has been a lot of talk in our church about having a relationship with God. Actually, it is more than just having a relationship it’s about how He desires to have a deeper relationship with us. Not so long ago it was hard to believe that God, well Jesus desired me, sin and all?
Growing up it wasn’t common for anyone in our family to put God and relationship in the same sentence. Yeah, that just was not gonna happen. If you knew of God, that automatically made you a Christian in our house and “poof” you instantly had a relationship with Him regardless if there was any conversing or not.
Unfortunately, there are many who still believe that to be true today. In our family, it was a one-sided relationship, meaning it was pretty much a non-existent one this side of heaven. I say this because I never heard anyone talking with Him with one exception my twin sister she would say the Lord’s prayer whenever she was scared.
Oh, yeah I almost forgot we always said grace at dinner; does that count as having a relationship with God? Sometimes us kids would even try to see who could say grace the fastest and of course, my mom did not like that one bit. I think she didn’t like it more because we got a little, well a lot loud versus her being upset because were not giving Him the reverence He deserved.
After I became born-again in Christ it was quite apparent that God had His hand on me through those years of uncertainty. I now realize God was with me every step of the way and that He never left my side. I tell you all this to let you know that even though my relationship with God was one-sided then (His side only), He never stopped desiring my heart. Now I know what it is like to have a relationship with my Lord and Savior. You see He desires to have a deeper more intimate relationship with me. His word tells me so in the scripture below.
Psalm 139:5-7; 17-18
5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful
for me, too great for me to understand!
7 I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence.
17 How precious are your thoughts
about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
Psalm 139 is such an amazing scripture because it tells me that God has always been by my side and that He will never leave me. I have to say that verse 17 really blows my mind, “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!….And when I wake up, you are still with me!” That right there tells me He desires me! I mean me? Really? He wants to have a deeper more intimate relationship with me. Does that not say love or what?
Do you know He desires you?
He wants more of you!
So let me ask you this, do you want more of Him?