We are being beckoned by a Creator God, who is jealous of our time and attention…. Are we being attentive of our being called?
Busy, busy, busy. Coming to a close of my first semester, second year of grad school. My life is hectic as you can imagine. Mix in duties to my wife, kids, and to you guys, you have a cocktail that has left me with a glazed look over my eyes if you bothered to look at me. But recently I have had this calling in the back of my head. Its God talking; He’s beckoning me, inciting me to come out of my own little stressed out world and spend some quality time with Him. “Not now God. I don’t have the time.” I push off our rendezvous on my knees for more “important” things.
Is it a coincidence that since that time a few days ago I feel as though I have been kicked to the on the ground and can’t manage to find my way back up? Though I don’t believe that God “punishes” one for not choosing to spend time with Him, I do believe that we live in a fallen world where if it were not for the mercy of God, we would be crushed under the weight of all that life throws at us. So why do I feel so downtrodden? Perhaps its because I have rejected resting in the mercy of God for other exploits. Do you know the feeling?
Maybe you wonder why you feel the way you do… Have you been listening to God beckoning you to spend time with Him again? And if you haven’t heard Him lately, maybe you need to run after Him because somewhere along the way you’ve said no so much that you have forgotten what the voice of God sounds like in your life. God is always beckoning you to Himself; His will is that you will always rest in His mercy in order for you to make it through today. So will you set down your busy life for some precious moments with your merciful Father?
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV