Know what God wants most from you? Not a tally of names youve helped convert. Not a list of good deeds youve ticked off. Not an indepth knowledge of the Old Testament minor prophets. Nor does He want your songs most, nor your church attendance, nor your good intentions. All of those things are great, but most of all, He wants your friendship. God wants the deepest part of you; the part that defines you: your heart.
When everyone is busy doing something for Him, few want to know Him. Theyll talk about Him, write about Him, sing about Him; and yet ignore Him. He wants more than to just be an item on your todo list or a Sunday obligation or guilty mustpraymore feeling in your conscience; He wants you. pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV) means an ongoing dialogue. Friends dont chat out of obligation; they want to share life together. God wants to share your life; to be right in the centre of involvement, and to share Himself with you: The Lord confides in those who fear Him; He makes His covenant known to them (Psalm 25:14 NIV). Will you get to know Him better by the end of this year?
So what now? What can you do to help yourself speak and listen to God? Will a journal help? A regular prayer time? A Bible commentary? Make a commitment today to something of that sort, and write your commitment on paper to remind you.
Soulfood : 1 Sam 11-13, Matt 23:23-39, Ps 98, Prov 17:1-3