Religion isn’t the right word. Relationship has always been God’s intention. It was never about rules, but always about God coming in the flesh, so that, we could draw near to Him. (James 4:8) I remember the first time it became clear to me how close He really is. It was when I read Psalm 139. Have you ever opened to it? I personalized the scripture.
Lord, you know me, every part of me, and You love me completely. You receive me fully. There is no place You are not; You hold me fast wherever I am. You find me in my hiding and escort me into Your redeeming light. It all begins and ends with You. You come alongside me in every struggle and hold me through it. You waste nothing and use everything for my good, to grow me closer to You. You welcome my questions and my searching and invite me to come unhindered. You meet me in my rebellion and gently call me home. You erase my greatest flaws and falls, independent of my striving and strength. You take me to the holy mountain, to the source of life and the fountain of forgiveness. You keep making me. (excerpt new release “Come To The Table”)
How would your version read? My version is applicable to you, too. Pause. Read the original version (here’s the link) Insert your name and your experience thus far. Make it personal. The Lord God is personal. He is in our midst. His love is consistently calling us.
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)