Drawing close to God may be the most common single desire of mankind still. Even amongst the media, technology, and edgy cultural fads there lies within many of us the yearning and desire to know God.
The problem is we don’t see many people around us pursue that because they are not experiencing hope from the witness and instructions of those who have. In short, there is a gap; the gap exists not because people don’t desire to draw close to God, the reality is that they just don’t know how.
So how do we draw close to God? Psalm 46:10 is a personal favorite: “Be still and know that I am God.” Simple and straightforward it would seem for anyone who heard that promise. If we would simply be still, it would all fall in place right? However, it is not as simple as it sounds.
That verse translated literally actually might be better translated, “Cease and Desist from all your busyness and striving and thus give space and ear to come to know that God is already fully present.” To think that God is fully present, but seems to us not to be, is actually a result of us not being able to be fully present with God who is. Mind boggling, isn’t it?
My prayer today is simple and I invite you to join with me even if only for a minute or two to cease and desist and let our mind and spirit breathe in the presence of God. Selah