While he was babbling on like this, a light-radiant cloud enveloped them. As they found themselves buried in the cloud, they became deeply aware of God. Then there was a voice out of the cloud: “This is my Son, the Chosen! Listen to him.” Luke 9:34 MSG
I believe this is a message for us all, “Listen to him!” We seem to want to hear Him through everyone and anyone who is speaking, but God has always been about personal relationships with individuals. He wants to speak to us, commune with us, just as He did with Adam in the garden of Eden at the beginning. In fact, that’s the reason Jesus came and gave His life. To pay the price and redeem us from the curse so we could enjoy fellowship with God once again.
Even though we have people we ‘follow’ who speak into us routinely, it should never take the place of our personal time with God. I may have a unique perspective, but I want my words to instill a desire for the Word, not be a substitute for it. I would stop blogging in a heartbeat if I knew it was that. I want you to know God. Not with second-hand knowledge, but first hand knowledge. I want Him to envelope you in the cloud of His presence so that you’re deeply aware of Him.
I love the words King David said to his son;
“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.” I Chronicles 28:9
Think about this today, the God of the universe wants you listen to His Son. That’s an invitation you can’t afford to ignore. The searcher of hearts wants you to find Him and He will let you. How about it? Are you in?
Father, I want to know You. Not from how someone else knows You, but to know You deeply for myself. To hear Your voice and feel Your presence as a cloud, wrapped around me like a blanket of love. Change me from the inside out. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.