An author wrote of attending a dinner where Corre Ten Boom was present. After dinner they were seated in the living room. The author observed that Corre kept two conversations going, one with the party guests but also had another conversation out loud with Jesus. She conversed aloud with Jesus just as if she could see Him physically. Wow. That excites, Challenges me!
Hopefully believers talk to Jesus during the day. That close relationship is available to each of God’s children. Do we take advantage of it? Or are we content with the small pleasures of life?
The core of the Christian’s life is relating to a Person – talking to Jesus throughout the day. It is two people interacting during the day. It is reflecting on ministry projects also. “Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you.” (Jm 4.8).
“When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.” (Psa 27.8-9).
In his devotional book, Truth for Each Day, Vance Havner says: “God is not only our Rewarder (Hebrews 11.6), He is our Reward. Do we seek Him for Himself or for His gifts? Do we take Christ just for our needs or for Himself?”
Havner continues, “A little boy who had been begging his father for favors all day came once more into his daddy’s office. ‘What do you want this time?’ asked the weary parent. ‘I don’t want anything,’ was the astonishing reply, ‘I just want to be with you.'”
Havner asks if God is just a “Santa Claus to us?” A vending machine? Praise God, He is our Provider but is that about it? A bell hop?
Do you ever wake up early and just lie there, telling Jesus how you love Him . . . thanking Him again for what He did yesterday . . . and all He does . . . thinking about how to serve Him today . . . fellowshipping . . . reflecting on some project . . . receiving His thoughts on how to handle some issue?
“Thank You Lord Jesus. Praise be to your Holy Name. Thank You for saving my unworthy soul . . for being so faithful to me. Hold me close to You today.”