My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” – Psalm 27:8, NLT
How is our willingness to come before the Lord and seek His face?
After all our Mighty God has done for us, I wonder how we can convince ourselves that it is okay to procrastinate spending time with Him worshiping, praying, and reading our Bibles – being changed by who He is and His eternal truths.
There are two lies that can get in our head and affect how we worship:
Lie #1: “I will do it later.” [because it “has to” be perfect]. We all fall into one of these trap. We put off our Bible study, then next thing you know. . . we have wasted our day watching Netflix and it’s time for bed. Or, we put it off because we have this unreasonable expectation that our worship time needs to be 100% perfect.
Lie #2: “God knows my heart, so I don’t need to pray for those things.”
Does God know my heart? Absolutely, but here is the thing: God knowing my heart should make me run into my prayer closet and delay coming out of my worship time.
God absolutely knows my heart, but how am I continuing to draw near with what I do have to offer – energy, time, breath, words, emotions, ability to physically hear? Lately, I am reminded that even while I am resting – I can draw near by utilizing technology.
Friends, we are invited to come. As I used to tell my nursery kids, “come on – walk and talk!” For them, it was to prevent breakdowns. Maybe, the same should be my reminder – so I stop doing things on my own. Friends, choose to come and sit with the God who made us and knows everything about us!
“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge (Psalm 62:8, NIV).”