As I was jogging, I just couldn’t help but think how much I love to write about God. Why do I get to do something I deeply love while my husband works so hard at a desk in his office? He makes all the money while I get to enjoy my time with God and write His Word in hopes of touching lives. How is that fair? I started to feel a little guilty about my choice of following God’s call to write His words for others to see the importance of making room for God daily. Because I let that guilt seep into my heart, I started to doubt why God would choose me for this venture? Why would God choose me to write when on paper my resume is honestly not that great? I am struggling to hear God now, “Let’s choose Anne – the one with no theology degree, no training in spirituality and no ability to even diagram a sentence. Yes, she is perfect!” My human resource perspective on the topic may be a little different than God’s perspective. I would go out on a limb and say hiring me is probably not the best idea. When marketing God to hundreds of people, it may be best to choose someone, well let’s say, with a little more experience and education on the subject matter. So this got me thinking. Who did Jesus choose to be his first 12 “sales representatives?” Oh now I remember, Jesus chose a tax collector, a whole bunch of fisherman and a traitor. Hmmm. With that thought in mind, I might be the right person.
The disciples opened their hearts to Jesus so faithfully that they entrusted their mind and soul to Him forever. They allowed Jesus to make them worthy. Let me say that again, they allowed Jesus to make them worthy. They were not worthy when Jesus found them. I am like that. I certainly was not worthy when I finally allowed Jesus into my heart. At that moment in my life I was very self-absorbed and confused. I had many friends, but yet I felt lonely. Life seemed like lots of fun, yet it wasn’t. Sound familiar?
When I sit down to write God’s Words, I let Him do the work. I open my mind to His ideas. I allow Him to come up with concepts that people need to hear. When I have an “off day,” I know that I am letting my selfish desires seep in. When I have an “on day,” I can feel his presence just like He is sitting right next to me while I am typing away. It is a gift that God chose me. I wasn’t worthy. God makes me worthy.
We all have the ability to read scripture and reflect on God’s Word. It is not just for the theologians. The Bible is meant for each one of us to read and reflect on scripture. Reading scripture is so amazing. I know that many people feel they don’t know how to comprehend what the bible says, but read it with your heart. Picture the words being said to you right now, right here. What is God telling you? It may not be the same thing that God is telling me, but neither one of us is wrong. There is never a wrong way to read into scripture. It is all how God talks to you.
In the book of Luke 11:9-10 it says, “And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Reflect on the above scripture. What is it saying to you today? This scripture today opened my heart to writing. I asked God to help me find a topic and because I opened the door of my heart to Him, He showed me His Words. I have found in the past that His response is not always so quick. Sometimes I have to continually knock to find the answer. Sometimes I have my heart closed so the answer doesn’t always come from God, but from my own selfishness. Sometimes He opens the door and I don’t like what I see or hear. There are many ways through my conversations with God that He answers. I find that my favorite ways are through other people. It is so unexpected when He uses others to help us see His answers.
When I say you should make room for God daily, don’t just stop at reading my blog. Read scripture, find devotionals with scripture or maybe even join a bible study group! God wants us to see His Words. He needs us to push aside our selfish desires and make room for Him. He sees and wants to stop your loneliness and unfulfilling life, but He can only do that if you knock on His door and open your heart to His Words. He wants a relationship with you, and my guess is you want a relationship with Him (or you probably wouldn’t be reading my blogs)!
I would love some of my readers to post under the comment section what they do to make room for God! You might just touch a few lives with easy ways to start a relationship with God today!