God is Calling to You
By Sheila Weddle
- Some weeks ago I was sitting in a beautiful oceanfront
restaurant at sunrise. I was thinking how wonderful God is to
create such a beautiful world. I was watching people strolling
on the beach, and they, too, were watching the sun as it began
to rise. Then it was like I heard God saying, You see all
those people? I am calling each of them to know Me.
God wants us to know Him. He wants us to believe Him. Just
because we can’t see Him does not mean He is not there.
He is closer than our breath. He is more alive than anything
we have experienced. He wants us to let Him love us.
He calls out to His children, “Come to Me; draw near to
Me.” But they don’t know it’s their Father God
who is calling. They become distracted thinking about other things
or letting people fill that void. But nothing or no one can possibly
fill that intimate place that is prepared for God Himself.
Frustration sets in and we might be tempted to believe, He
does not love me. He is too far away; He is too ‘high’
for me to attain. Those are lies and we have to learn the
difference between the two voices.
How do we know the difference? Know that He loves us more than
anyone else can. We can trust His love, His plan, His strength, and
His grace. The Great I AM is whatever and whoever we need or
want. Even the birds don’t go unfed. How much more does
He want a relationship with us!
Where do we start? We just go to Him and tell Him our heart;
we can entrust our heart to Him. He knows all the concerns of our heart already and He
wants to heal it. He us to know that many of the desires
in our hearts are from Him -- we just simply have not trusted
Him enough to know those thing are in His heart for us.
We begin with “create in me a clean heart, O, God.”
He will clean out the places that we don’t know how to
clean out. Though we put them there, He can clean them out. He
does it so gently and in so much love that we will receive His
peace and joy and a develop a deeper trust and relationship with Him.
No one else can fill this need and special place like
God with His precious Holy Spirit. He wants us to trust Him and
His love for us. There is nothing to fear. Jesus said, “I
came that you may have life and have it to the full.”
Make a decision to welcome the presence of God. We can come
away with Him and experience all the peace and joy that the abundant
life has for us. He is calling. This is His idea, not ours.
We must stop resisting and do what the word says: “Submit to Him
and let Him truly abide in you and you abide in Him.”
What a wonderful adventure is ahead for us. All we need to do is make the
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