|Good morning everyone,|
Our theme for this month: “Savor the time”
Our Bible verse for today: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “Call to Him and He will answer you”
Of all the different kinds of special times and special moments we can and should learn to savor, none is more important or more rewarding than time with the Lord. No experience in life surpasses the joy and satisfaction of special moments with God.
This morning I want to return us to the subject we explored in yesterday’s devotional, and in a previous one from last week – sitting quietly with God and going deep with Him. In his book “Intimacy with the Almighty”, Pastor Chuck Swindoll quoted author Richard Foster from his great book “Celebration of Discipline”. Foster wrote, “Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.”
Yes, that is the desperate need. Far too many Christians just skim the surface of a relationship with God. It’s superficial. Swindoll says, “We have to learn anew to think deeply, to worship meaningfully, to mediate unhurriedly.” And, “No one is ready to take on the depths unless he or she is fed up with the superficial. What you long for, unless I miss my guess, is intimacy with the Almighty. You want to be profoundly aware of His presence, in touch with Him at the deepest possible level, thinking His thoughts, gleaning His wisdom, and living as close to His heart as is humanly possible.”
Are you living as close to His heart as is humanly possible? Are you among those people who would be considered “spiritually deep”? Do you want to be?
God wants that for you. But you have to want it too, and you have to be willing to put in the time and put forth the effort to seek it. In Jeremiah 33:3 He told us, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you did not know.”
God is deep, and He is ready to meet you in the deep places as well. He wants to interact with you in ways that go far beyond the superficial. But you have to go to those deep places to meet Him there. Will you? I encourage you to spend some time today going deep with God. Call to Him, and He will answer you.
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