I delight in the fact that I hear from God! Learning from Him and His example is exciting!!! I wish nothing more than to sit at His feet and listen to His teachings forever. When He gives me something to say to a friend, or when my Lord whispers to my heart I feel loved. I can't possibly be going through the motions.
There are other times, when I mess up or go the wrong way or say the wrong thing that I begin to think this is all too hard. Too many rules. I begin to get weighed down with feelings of failure and sadness.
Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy
That keeps running through my head. I believe God is putting that on my heart to open my eyes.
Satan has been stealing our quiet time and the sad horrible thing is, I let him. I get so frustrated that I can't turn my mind off of the distractions that I just give up and tell myself I"ll get back to reading later. He's trying to destroy my relationship with God, He's trying to kill the overwhelming joy I feel every time I spend time with my Lord.
I serve God out of delight, out of complete and total love. It's an amazing love He has for us as my sweet sister so wonderfully describes it. I feel His love for me when He shows me something new and no amount of distraction will keep me from my Jesus.
Is it a delight for you to hear from God? Do you find yourself easily weighed down by the thought of rules and regulations? Do you feel like your quiet time is uneventful or even interrupted every day?
I pray God will reveal Himself to you so strongly today that you won't be able to miss Him. I pray He will open your eyes to what's holding you back from going further and deeper with Him, and I pray you feel His wonderful neverending love for you.