We must believe, as we wait for the Lord to bring His presence to us, that He will come.
He loves faith. He wants intimacy with us. We must believe He will come, and we must make room for him.
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
Hallelujah. Today, I made room and He came. Oh, what wonderful peace His presence brings.
Those with faith, bless you. Those who know the presence, wonderful. To those with faith who have never experienced His presence, how amazing the faith you have:
“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29)
“The Spirit of the LORD GOD is upon me…” (Isaiah 61:1) He calls us now to follow Him, to love Him, to experience the divine presence of Him.
Will we make room?
“Trust in the LORD with ALL your heart and lean not on your understanding…” (Proverbs 3:5) He will come, He will abide when we abide. Give Him time, give him room, and give Him your faith. He will come.
In Romans 8, Paul dwells on the Spirit of GOD, expressing that life springs from the Spirit, not the flesh. And to be with Christ, we must be in the Spirit for, “if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” (v 11)
How are we like the Hebrews?
Throughout Exodus, as the Hebrews wandered through the desert, some had faith, some had very little. Some trusted GOD, many rebelled. Will we continue to wait for Jesus, regardless of how long he takes to come to us, to answer our prayers? Or will we grow impatient, create a god with our own hands, give up on expecting a deeper and deeper relationship?
“He who waits upon the LORD will renew his strength… He will mount up with wings like eagles, he will run and not grow weary, he will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Hallelujah. Believe, Trust, Wait. He longs to be with you. Do you long to be with Him?
We who love Jesus and follow him, follow in faith. But he came that we might have life and more abundantly. Then he left us, to allow his power to rest within us. If we have faith but not the presence of the Lord, then we have faith in Jesus without his power. We need him: we need his presence. Oh Lord how we yearn for you. Hallelujah, you come.