I know I talked about this the other day. But it is important.
Would you consider yourself in a good relationship with someone if they:
- Only talked and never let you talk
- Always asked you for stuff and wasn’t worried about you as a person
- Talked about you as if they knew you but spent little time with you
- Wanted you to be or treat them a certain way but were unconcerned about they way you wanted them to be or how you wanted to be treated
- Had all requirements but disregarded yours
That’s some of us. If we are guilty of this on a regular basis, I’d say we need to check ourselves and fix our relationship with God.
Relationships are not one-sided. No relationship is 50/50. But um there should be an exchange, a balance. Especially since we will never be able to give to Him what He gives to us.
We will NEVER get to 50/50 with God. I doubt it would ever be better than 90/10 in reality. But the way some of us operate, we have made it 99 (us)/1 (Him) by the way we relate to Him and interact with Him. We gotta do better!
Psalm 46:10 (KJV) Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 (KJV) And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
1 Corinthians 14:40 (KJV) Let all things be done decently and in order.
1 Kings 19:12 (KJV) And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
I probably should have, at least could have, quoted these scriptures the other day when I was talking about chaos and organization.
Today I thought about how we are so busy and have so much going on.
We pray but it’s a one-sided conversation. We tell God what we want and what’s wrong. We tell God what we need. I’m sure we thank Him. We tell Him who He is (Jehovah, omnipotent, etc.). Then we go our way.
The cares of life consume us. We don’t sit still or in prayer to wait to hear from Him. I’m using ehe collective we. This isn’t all, 100% of God’s children.
We have cluttered minds and homes. We stay talking, moving, and doing. We expect God to just show up. More of this line of thought I just can’t seem to get away from.
But, we haven’t stopped to gauge if all of what we are saying and doing line up with His will for us. We expect big, huge, grandiose things and answers. Um but that ain’t always how He moves.
The principle of meditation is appropriate for believers. I haven’t studied its original but I’m willing to guess someone took prayer and flipped it, expanded it, and meditation is here.
I advise us to make real, actual time a s space for God. To be still. To be quiet. To be organized. Naturally. Emotionally. Physically. Spiritually. I promise you it will change your life. It’s changed mine!
I just told God that my life is in a precarious position.
I am unemployed. I want some stuff I believe God told/showed me. But, I am at a standstill.
I told Him I wanted something earlier when I prayed. I was praying again I started to say, did say, I want. The same thing. As if He doesn’t know, didn’t hear me earlier,, or the other fiddylem times I’ve said it. But, I stopped myself.
I told Him above all I want His will. I told Him I feel like I’m standing still but I know I’m moving forward.
Then came the whole $100 phrase precarious position.
And then came the perfect illustration while replaying this in my mind.
When you stand on the beach where the water and sand meet, you do not physically move your body.
But, if you look down and pay attention to your body, the dance the tide and sand do cause you to move.
All you have done is position yourself to live life at the beach, enjoy the beach.
But, you have moved and changed positions while being still and faithful to your mission at the moment.
This has blessed my whole life writing it. The church people say when they preach that the message was for them first and it blessed them. I concur fa sho on tuhday!