When I consider my relationship with God, my first thoughts are not usually about “enjoying” Him. Instead, I typically think of God in terms of how He keeps tabs on everything I do, and I start by questioning what I should be doing to please Him. I think most of us think about our relationship with a Holy God in the same way. (No need to Perform)
I want you to pause for a moment and ponder what it means to enjoy God. What would it look or feel like to you? I know what it feels like to me. When I was a small boy, I remember climbing up into my dad’s lap during a thunderstorm, and I enjoyed feeling safe and secure in his arms.
Jesus invites you to come and to sit in His presence and enjoy Him. His invitation is to contemplate the glory of the creation and that He holds everything together and craves fellowship with us? As we sit in the presence of the resurrected Christ, taste and see that God is good. (The Practice of Christian Meditation and Prayer)
Learn how to spend time in silence to enjoy God’s presence. Set aside any schedule you have and embrace the truth that you aren’t wasting your time when you spend it sitting alone with the Heavenly Father. May you spend quiet time enjoying God’s presence, restoring your strength, and leading you closer to his heart and will for your life.
Reflection: The Westminster Confession states, “The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.” In our humanity, we tend to focus on everything we must do to get it right to have a relationship with God. The good news liberates us the moment we learn to enjoy the goodness and grace of God in everything.
Lord Jesus, help me release any fears I have concerning my relationship with you. In my heart, I want to glorify you in everything I do. Therefore, I trust in you, and please help me learn to sit in your presence to enjoy everything about you. Amen
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. – 1 Peter 1:8
One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. – Psalm 27:4
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