God seemed untouchable to me. Detached from His creation.
I remember as a teenager my thoughts of God were filled with both fear and astonishment. Who created God, I wondered? What do you mean He always existed? Watching the movie, “The Ten Commandments” left me with a confirming sense of just how small I am – in comparison to how big and gigantic God is. I would picture His thundering voice resounding with a deep penetrating energy that could shake the ground. God seemed untouchable to me. Detached from His creation. Like looking through a telescope and seeing that very far away dazzling bright star. It’s unreachable; distant and beyond our human grip.
But at the age of 19 that perceived distance broke through my doubting heart. I made the greatest decision of my lifetime, and discovered that with the Lord it’s the opposite of that distant star… we don’t need a telescope to find God. He is as close as our heart. But just how can the Great and Mighty God even relate to us? It can be a bit overwhelming to consider how the God who created it all can bridge the gap and enter into our world. But that is exactly what He did by sending His Son Jesus Christ.
The decision involved inviting Jesus Christ into my heart into my life. And it was that choice that bridged the gap between me and what I thought was a distant God. When I said “Yes” to Jesus – He entered into His rightful place as King of my heart. He was now my dear Heavenly Father who lives not in some distant place but in my heart.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and open the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” Revelations 3:20
How about you? Where is the God who created you seated in your life? Is He distant? Are you keeping Him at bay as you live your life your way. I sure kept the Lord at a distance. I was under the great assumption that I could handle this life without Him.
It is clearly the most reassuring truth to know that GOD IS NOT SOME DISTANT GOD who sits on His throne looking down and watching all of us trip over ourselves, as we try and figure out this thing called life. Instead He is our greatest cheerleader. An adoring fan. Who has our back. Who holds our destiny. Who carries us during the most difficult times of our lives. Who above all is the strength of our life…the wind beneath our wings…He is God! The great I AM. Who chose (instead) of relating with us from a distance – to dwell within the human heart.
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galations 2:20
Blessings to you…….more to come from Risendreams…
By Marta VanGerwen © 2012
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