Walking closely with God is mandatory for every Born again Christian.
And yet all too often we tend to run ahead or lag behind. Until, of course, things heat up. Then we stick to God like glue.
I know this because this has been my life.
Even in my closeness with God I often do not allow Him the space to do the work that He wants to do in me and my life, to bring me into wholeness.
But all that is about to change. I believe that He is calling me to walk closer with Him than I ever have before.
In the movie Bruce Almighty there is a scene where God rejoins Bruce after he has misused some “godlike” powers he has been given.
God finds him “parting the red sea” of tomato soup. What God says to Bruce during that scene was so subtle that when I first watched the movie I did not notice it.
When I finally did notice it, it blew me away.
In that scene you could tell that God realized that Bruce simply did not get who God was, because if Bruce did he would not be acting the way he was.
So God said gently, “Come take a closer walk with me.”
I love that. I thought at first he said “Let’s go take a walk.”
But what He in essence said was “Bruce you think you know me and what I am all about, but come and walk closely with me and find out who I really am, and in the process who you are.”
So Bruce walked with God.
At first He kept his eyes so on God that he never even noticed where God took him.
When He finally looked away He realized that He was walking on water.
That is how it is supposed to be.
That is God heart for us.
We are supposed to keep our eyes so fixed on God that He is able to do the miraculous in and through us.
We limit God by our disbelief.
He tells us In Isaiah 41:10
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
If things are hard in your life then look to God.
If things are great in your life that look to God.
Allow Him the space and He will lead you to places that you never thought you would go.
Bible Verse = Tyndale House Publishers, Holy Bible: New Living Translation, 3rd ed. (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2007), Is 41:10.
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