“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers my Father seeks. God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the spirit and in truth.” ~John 4:23-24
I’ve been in a strange place spiritually the past couple of days. I’ve been blessed with a strong prayer partner, one who desires nothing more than to run and seek after the Lord with everything that’s in her. God has been honing that in her, but for myself I’ve been feeling a bit distracted and distanced lately. Maybe I missed an opportunity to press in to God further, maybe I haven’t fully submitted my Babylon to Him. I’m not sure. It’s just seemed that the relationship I had with Jesus a few weeks ago, when I felt Him come shopping with me, hasn’t been as close lately. And since God is constant and unchanging, the change must be in me. Even my prayers have gotten vaguer and shorter. There haven’t really seemed like any specific tasks to focus on or any specific prayers to pray. Without a trusty spiritual to-do list, I lost my focus.
So today, when my prayer partner got in touch to see if I was ready for our daily prayer session, I actually felt God tell me “not yet. You’ve been coasting on her strong prayers. You need to come back before you’re ready to pray with her.” So I tried to focus on God for the day. I let it hit me anew what it meant when He was sacrificed for me, and what an act of love and grace that was. I certainly don’t deserve it, so all I can do truly is bend my knee and give thanks for it.
Interestingly, when we did finally pray together, she ended up prophesying over me and basically telling me a calling she sees for me. We also ended up doing spiritual battle and claiming healing for someone in the hospital.Most of all, we did a whooole lot of worshiping this God who is mighty to save, and who abides with us daily.
That’s how God works. He sheds light on things we may need to work on, but He takes us through it with blessings. In return, all He wants from us is us. We don’t have to bring anything fancy, or do anything special; it’s not about having a to-do list. Really, we just need to show up and spend time with Him. It could be as simple as waking up with a “Good morning Jesus!” in your heart; it could be as complex as fasting to draw closer to Him. If you give Him the time, He’ll lead you. All you need to do is show up and let Him love you. Show up, and bask in that love. Even if it’s just for 5 minutes. God has a table set and a place for you; all you need to do is show up and eat with Him.
I’ve been skipping these meals with God lately. I’ve gotten so caught up in walking out what He tells me, and serving Him in action, I started losing sight of what I was truly created to do: to love the Lord my God, and to bask in the love He bestows upon me. It’s as simple and as profound as that. So today, I invite you all to take your places at that table. Enjoy the perfect peace and love that comes from being in His presence.
Jesus, help me to remember my true purpose in life, and not lose sight of who and what I am in You. Help me to keep my eyes to You, and to never forget Your perfect love for me. Whether you have a task for me or not, help me to keep Your love at the center of my heart, and to embrace it and rejoice in it always. You’re there waiting for me at Your table; help me to always show up.