The question could be asked of anything we do.
When I study the Bible (original inspiration for the post) am I studying with Him?
When we pray…are we talking to Him?
When we worship…is it to Him?
Is He involved? Are we actively making Him involved?
Any act we do that is meant to make us a “better” Christian, are we involving Him in these things? Or are we simply going through the motions?
I truly believe when we involve Him that is when growth is made. It is when we feel Him, even when He is silent. I know God may not answer my prayers in a time I desire, but I know He hears me. He may not answer me in the way I want, but when a song plays that I need to hear when I ask Him to be my light and sunshine bursts through clouds spilling into my bedroom, I know He reminds me He is there.
People talk about distance a lot in their relationship with God.
The truth is it is easy for us to distance ourselves from Him, and then blame God for being quiet.
But if we are not engaging Him actively…what do we expect? It is not because He is not answering or is silent. He is there. He can help us.
But because we are not engaged and involved, we won’t see Him because we are blind.
Can He open our eyes? Absolutely!
However, it is not fair to Him when we demand we grow in all these ways with Him, we plead He answers us on our terms when we aren’t even taking the time to get to know Him.
I do not believe in pure silence from the Lord. With every single thing that He has done in my life…I just can’t. Look at the Bible, His promises are there. My God keeps His word. Just because He feels silent to me does not mean, at all, He is not keeping His word.
If the Lord keeps His promises, then He is still showing His love.
And if He is showing His love to us…can we really say it’s silence?
When we feel He is silent, that does not mean He really is. He gave us the Comforter to live inside of us. He died on a cross. How much more do we really want out of Him?
I’m saying this, not to be harsh. But for myself.
He has done so much for me.
Is it too much for Him to ask me to be patient, seek Him daily, with my eyes and listen not only with my ears but with my whole heart?
Or am I doing these things for Him in silence…but not with Him.
I want to know Him. I want to do these things with Him. Because if He is not in it, it does not matter.
(NIV) Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Monthly Scripture – (NIV) Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
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