Thursday, August 8, 2013

He Waits to be Wanted

 This week I started the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study with Melissa Taylor, "What Happens When Women Say Yes to God" by Lysa Terkeurst.   On page 14, Lysa talks about how we have become "so familiar with God yet so unaware."

This truth has become known to me over the course of the last few months.  I am beginning to see that though I knew and know God, there is so much more of God that I have never experienced.

My friend, Kay Smith, said it this way, "I just know we cannot know 100% of who He is and what all He does. I think if we were to know all that, our physical bodies would just melt or burst or something...the goodness and beauty would blow us away."  

No, we cannot know God completely.  We cannot fathom all of His wonders.  However, I can tell you this...I am a soul who longs for more.
 

I want to know God more.  I want to see more of Him.  I want to feel more of Him.  I want to hear Him more.  I want all He has for me and I want to pursue Him with all I have in me.  

And...

"He waits to be wanted."  A.W.Tozier

When was the last time you stopped at home, knelt down by your bed, put on worship music and just basked in His presence and love?  He waits to be worshipped.

When was the last time you woke up early eager to spend time with your Creator?  He waits to be with you.
 
When was the last time you opened up His Word with expectation to hear from Him? He waits in His Word.

When you are out and about in your day, do you keep your thoughts on Him?  Is He constantly on your mind like a new love?  He waits to be wanted. 

We live in a busy world.  If we don't make wanting God more a priority, it will not happen.

Sometime in the day, I want to encourage you to set aside a time to worship (maybe 3-5 minutes...if you have longer, great!), then read His Word and ask Him to speak to you.  Write down what He says to you in a journal. 

During the day, pray about everything.  "Pray without ceasing"  1 Thess 5:7  Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, pray for Him to guide you, give you wisdom.  Keep praise music playing and in your head, and keep your focus on Him. 

Start by doing something to know more of Him, even if it is something small.  One small step leads to another.  If you are a soul that longs for more, God will meet you where you are and guide you every step of the way.  He waits to be wanted.

Oh Lord, we want more of you.  We want to hear You.  Help us turn off the noise and tune into the soft gentle whisper of Your still small voice.  Reveal more of yourself to us, we long to know you more.     
Worship song "Beautiful" by Kari Jobe









4 comments:

Rebecca Jo

I just came from a weekend retreat with our youth group & we were instilling in these kids how its so important to Pursue God... go after Him - FIND TIME to spend with Him... I needed this reminder myself! Thank you.

Katrina V. Wylie

Sue, I always love your blogs. So inspiring and convicting to take action. "He wait." - a simple statement and yet so powerful. Also, that song by Kari Jobe has been one of my all time favorites this year :)

Missindeedy

Sue - that quote by A.W. Tozier is amazing. I am so encouraged to want God more than anything else. Your writing here, today, confirms that there are SO many of us who do. Loved this!

Kara

Sue, I am reading a book by A.W.Tozier right now for Church. It pretty much states exactly what you friend Kay says that we will never know God completely and that we can only describe God in likes and comparisons as there is nothing on this Earth that comes close to him. Thanks for sharing!

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