Psalms 19:1-4: For the choir director: A psalm of David. The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard.Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.( NLT)
These verses are so incredible. How true they speak of our Father's work. To the conscious mind, we may sometimes think, "Oh thats a neat sun-set" or "Wow that storm sure made things green," but when do we really stop to awe at God's creation?
Here's two awesome videos from Francis Chan to better explain my point.
Recently I've been really struggling to grasp a relationship with God.
What should I expect? How does it happen? Why did He choose me?
I don't have answers for these questions yet, because I'm new, but I thought they would help inspire a radical change in mindset. The one thing I can say about becoming intimate with Christ is: It is not easy. The closer you get, the more you are exposed. Like Adam and Eve in the garden, you become naked in front of the throne of God. It is an embarrassing time. All your faults, even the ones you believed had disappeared, come to the light. Most of the time, the light that reveals you is the actions of a friend. Someone can be short with you, treat you unfairly, or defile your justice. Then it is all over. What you didn't realize is that the closer the m Father drew to you the more obliterated the very shadows that your faults hide in disappear. Like I said, embarrassing. No matter what you have done or how sincere you were at the time you realize the truth:
I AM EVIL.
For some people (LOL...like me), we have hidden for so long, that when we are revealed, we shun from the light. We think we are too far gone for God to want to deal with us, so we feel we were better not knowing how we are. Our only remedy is to look at his face and cling to him. Instead of pushing away in the pain of the moment, draw closer to Him. But don't worry if you haven't experienced the brightness yet, God reveals more the closer we get to becoming his Beloved. He allows certain intensities of light in our life at a time, sometimes just more than what seems bearable.