Give me Your lantern and compass, give me a map, so I can find my way to the scared mountain, to the place of Your presence, to enter the place of worship, meet my exuberant God, sing my thanks with a harp, magnificent God, my God.
Sometimes the pure essence of our Almighty God washes over me and I find myself without words to describe His unfailing and everlasting love. All I know is I want to be where He is. In the presence of God. Somehow, I need to find a way to get there. At all costs, I need to find the path that takes me to where He is seated. I want to see all His glory and worship Him as He deserves. I think of what Isaiah said, “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.” (Isaiah 6:1 NKJV)
That’s what I’m talking about. What I’ve learned when this unmistakable desire to be with God comes to me, is that these are the times God has something very special for me to further bless our relationship. I find that God speaks more clearly when I’ve discerned it’s time to find God and run to Him. I can’t tell you how many times this has happened, but what I can tell you it’s happened during time of great peace and blessing and also times of great despair and confusion.
God’s majesty, the greatness and splendor of God, revealed in His creation. God is worthy of praise and adoration. Majesty belongs to God. “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11 NKJV)
Today, in the middle of work, the need to get to God came over me. I felt the need to pursue Him; to find Him. Now, there wasn’t any way that I could actually do that in the middle of the work day, but I kept my mind on Him. My thoughts were on God and His presence. I desired the Holy Spirit to refill me. To restore in me the fire and zeal for all that is God. I knew what I wanted to say to God. What my prayer would be, but I didn’t have the words. But then it came.
“Take me to that place Lord where there’s nothing else but me and You. Longing for Your presence, I know that You’re calling me to You.”
Friend, I write this to encourage you to just take the time to find where God is, where His presence resides, and run to Him. Set everything aside; let nothing stop you. Go and let God reveal His majesty to you as He did to Isaiah. There will be times when we can’t run to God immediately, but we can keep God close by having our minds fixed on Him. Remember what God’s Word says, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because He trusts You.” (Isaiah 26:3 NKJV) Who resides in that perfect peace? Yes, you got it. It’s God! It is there where you can begin to feel His presence and feel His desire to be with you. Keep your mind on God and you will find the way to the sacred mountain, the place of His presence. There you will meet your exuberant God!
Holy Lord, I desire to be where You are. To worship You and sing my thanks to You. Lord, help me find the way. Help me keep my mind on You. Pour out Your perfect peace so that I know that You are near. In Jesus Name. AMEN.
Don’t believe me, believe God!