March 19, 2009

yelling1Do you ever feel that there is so much information that you can’t keep up with everything going on? The information overload syndrome. 

Too many times, I have found my time with God to be focused on getting information and putting Bible facts in my head as opposed to simply spending time in intimacy with God, in order to have my heart filled with His love and His grace.

At times, Kim and I have gone out on a dinner date and I find myself filling her with facts instead of just sitting there listening, enjoying her presence.

Do you find yourself spending time with God for knowledge’s sake verses spending time with God simply for intimacy? I find that if I center my time on information and not intimacy, I will limit God’s voice speaking into my life.

 I’m learning the truth of Psalms 46:10 which says, “ Be still and know that I am God…”

I have found that it is not so much reading my Bible or going through my prayer list that brings me into greater intimacy. My best times with God are sitting on my bench in the morning or taking a walk with Him. It’s times of just being quiet and knowing His voice and how much He loves me. I believe God wants us to be transformed in His presence.

 My thought is that instead of spending time with God on a transactional basis, where I give something to God and God gives something to me, I’m preferring to spend time with God on a transformational basis where His love transforms me into His image and His power.      -Larry