The word God gave me for this year is devotion. Hence I’ve been trying to learn to sit in God’s presence without my own agenda. Just to enjoy God. Nothing else.
In January I wrote:
“I want to be seen by God and I want to see God.
I want to meet God in his terms.
I want to spend time in quiet adoration.
I want to devote my heart and mind to God.
I want to sit in his presence in reverent awe.
I want to meet God as he is, not as I imagine him.”
I still yearn the same. But somehow I feel I am even thirstier than back then. I’m slowly realizing this is God’s work, not mine. I need to quit trying so hard. I just need to come to the presence of the Lord and let him work wonders in me. I just need to be in his presence.
Watch your step when you enter God’s house.
Enter to learn. That’s far better than mindlessly offering
Doing more harm than good.
Don’t shoot off your mouth, or speak before you think.
Don’t be too quick to tell God what you think he wants to hear.
God’s in charge, not you—the less you speak, the better.
(Ecclesiaste 5:1-2, MSG)
God does not look for religious performances.
God does not care for our spiritual programs.
God does not want mindless prayers.
God just wants us.
We are called to abide in God.
We are called to listen to God.
We are called to adore God.
No performances, programs or even prayers required. We are just called to come to his presence and spend time with him in quiet adoration. Maybe that is what devotion truly means.
I quit trying to make something of myself.
I just come to your presence
to be loved, cherished, and blessed.
I just spend time with you
loving, cherishing, and blessing you.
I just abide in you,
waiting for you, listening to you.
You don’t need my words,
you already know everything.
You don’t need my performances,
you just need my heart.
I surrender to you, Lord,
now and forever.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Are you letting God direct your spiritual formation? What does devotion mean to you?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you seek His holy presence!
Giving thanks today for
#471 God is in charge!
#472 We are called to live in freedom
#473 God is in the business of love
#474 quiet times with God
#475 I can just be in God’s presence
#476 God has a plan for my spiritual formation
#477 I am free to enjoy God’s presence
#478 All is done, I can just be
#479 God is God and thankfully I am not
#480 the standing invitation to spend time with God
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