Call to Intimacy

How did God call you? Do you remember? Was it a gradual urging that built over time? A sudden word that burned within? How did you know God was speaking to you?

And how did it feel to surrender? Did you fight with His calling for weeks, months, years? Or did you just know you couldn’t do anything else but obey because nothing else held life for you?

Now that you’re here, wherever it is He has you… how’s it going? Do you feel His empowering every moment, as He opens up the floor of heaven and drops down God-sized blessings and miracles all over you and your work? Or are you struggling… in your ministry, in your quiet times, in relationships… with discouragement, loneliness, dryness…. Do you struggle sometimes just to love the people He’s called you to?

The good news is the One who called you is calling you still—but not so much to endless meetings or weary days, or even to the ends of the earth to save a bazillions souls, as to His chambers, to oneness with Him. John 14:20-21; 17:20-21. Saving the lost is His job, after all. John 3:16-21. Our job is to walk close to Him. John 15:4-6.

So have you been too busy lately serving the One you love to take the time to just enjoy Him? What if you could walk so closely with God that His heart was your heart, His mind your mind? What do you think your ministry, your thought life, your relationships would look like then?

After all, intimacy with Christ is what you were created for.

“A woman named Martha opened her home to Him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what He said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to Him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!’

“‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.’”

Luke 10:38-42 (NIV)

SET APART TIME TO BE ALONE WITH GOD, TO LISTEN TO HIS VOICE, TO LET HIM GUIDE YOU AS YOU TEND TO HIS FLOCKS.

SET APART TIME TO BE ALONE WITH GOD, TO LISTEN TO HIS VOICE, TO LET HIM GUIDE YOU AS YOU TEND HIS FLOCKS.

 

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