I wrote a post a few days ago entitled "I Will Meet With You" regarding how much trouble God went through to make a way to meet with us. His holiness precludes an easy meeting with us sinners. In Old Testament times there were many rules to be followed and sacrifices to be prepared. Only the priest could be in God's inner courts. Now though, we can have direct access to God through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. We have it so easy now.
God is apparently not finished with me on this topic as I heard it loud and clear as part of a sermon on Sunday. Consequently, I pose the question: Now that God has made it easy for you to meet with Him, will you? Will you really meet with Him? Not just in a church setting. Not just in your hurried devotional time. But will you really let your mind stop and your own ideas about how things are supposed to be stop overtaking and just sit and meet with Him?
As I've said before, I don't write anything down to challenge anyone else with unless I've been slapped by God with it myself. Once again, I've found how easy it is to get so busy in doing things for God that I don't spend enough time being with God. (Note: I believe that even doing a bible study lesson may not be truly a time where we meet with God, due to distractions, etc.).
Remember that God wants desperately to meet with us as evidenced by all of the preparations He has made to make it possible. Do you remember what it was like to meet an new person, enjoy their company and look forward with anticipation to getting back together with that person because they may become a new friend? Do you think God thinks that about us? Do you think He is just waiting for our next meeting with Him? I think that He does.
Not only does He want our friendship, but He wants to make us the best people we can be. He wants to take our burdens from us, no matter how heavy they are. What a true Friend we have in Him. One that is waiting for us to come meet with Him, no matter the circumstance.
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
When was the last time you really met with God and set your troubles at His feet? He will give you rest.