I really do know where to go to connect with God in an intimate and soul-restoring way even though my Google Maps app can’t find that place.
Over the past few weeks my life has felt out of rhythm with crazy ice days, an out-of-town conference, an out-of-town anniversary celebration – the list can go on and on but it doesn’t matter. I know how easy it is to create justification for being too busy for a relationship.
And even though I pray and read and reflect on Scripture every day, these disciplines can become busyness instead of intimacy with God. I can “do” all these things and still not go to “that place” to connect with God in an intimate and soul-restoring way.
What I want to do every day is experience those good disciplines in that place where God holds my small, dried up, hurting, empty soul in his very own hands and breathes life back into me. I love this place. Everything changes here. My breathing changes, the tension in my body relaxes, the hopelessness I may have felt before transforms into a sense that “everything is going to be alright” because God is here. This is a place where I intuitively know how to praise God.
But to go here requires a deeper investment from me. I have to intentionally shut out the world and find time and solitude so that I can dive in and meet with God more intimately.
Today, in that place, God is waiting to tell me something. He knows how much my soul needs to hear these words from his very own lips.
… may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. Ephesians 3:18-20 NLT