Thursday, March 31, 2011
Dinner Date With God
In our prayer time or Bible study, we can quickly get into a habit of just performing the duties without connecting to God. "Oh, I did my Bible study today, I am good." I have a question, "Did you hear God's voice at all?" Now I understand those moments where the prayers don't feel like they are reaching heaven. "Are you allowing God to speak to you or giving Him the time too?" If we don't, we are missing some valueable moments of reassurance, grace, and love. Our attitudes towards our devotional time needs to change so we can receive it's sweet exchanges of love.
Song of songs is a beautiful metaphor of God's desire for the Bride, the church. Solomon and his lover have intimate exchanges, communication, and passionate desires for the other. In the relationship if one party is absent, they will search all night until their love is united. Nothing can satisfy the longing of their heart until their hearts are one.
Isn't it interesting, Jesus prayed for our relationship to be similiar to His father's: one. In the creation story, Adam and Eve were created for each other but to become one flesh. Our relationship with God needs to have loving exchanges with each other. Our prayer time can easily become a "honey do list" instead of a beautiful dinner date. While I was dating my husband, I couldn't wait just for the opportunity to glance at him, to touch his hands, and enjoy being near him. Throughout the dinner date, we would laugh, share our dreams, kisses, and just hold hands. We cherished the exchange of being loved by someone and it being returned. So, when was the last time you enjoyed a dinner date with God? He has the banquet table all preapred, He just waiting for us to arrive. Oh, it's going to be a beautiful dinner date with the One we love. I can hardly wait, how about you?