I love the beach, but unfortunately I don’t get to enjoy it as much as I’d like. Last night I went for a walk as the sun was setting. I stood for a long time with the waves lapping at my feet. . .watching the uniqueness of each wave. . . seeing the ripple effects the water had made on a sand bar. . .amazed at the grace and variety of fish. Incredibly, I was almost mesmerized by the sound of the surf – I wasn’t hearing anything else. It was so peaceful.
As I walked off the beach I realized that I could barely hear the waves hitting the shore. Instead, I was hearing people talk to one another, birds fighting for food, and cars moving toward their destinations. And it was like God said, “My child that is how it is in our relationship. When you move away from the Living Water, My voice becomes faint. Stay close to the Eternal Spring.”
As we spend time, immersed in God’s presence, we know His will. . .we know His Word. . .we know His heart. When we fail to spend time with Him by reading His Word and praying with Him, His presence becomes faint. . .we don’t follow His ways, instead we follow our own plans. I don’t know about you, but I want to stay close to Him. I want to experience His presence on a moment by moment basis.
How’s your relationship with God? Are you experiencing His love, His grace, and His presence? Or are you more in tune with listening to others and moving toward your own destination? Why not re-connect today? Ask God to give you the desire to seek Him. Ask God to so fill you with His presence that you never want to leave your time with the Living Water!
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