I was reading John. Two men following John heard him call Jesus the Lamb of God. That title and John's obvious devotion sparked their interest. They start to follow Jesus. He turns and says to them, "What are you seeking?" They ask, "Rabbi, where are you staying?" Then he says something so profound. "Come and you will see."
Come and you will see.
Do you think God is not showing us his heart because we are not seeking it? If the disciples had not come with him, they would've missed out on being part of the greatest venture on earth. We can watch God's work from afar, like watching a show of fireworks while sitting on the grass. Or we run out and ask him to let us help make fireworks.
When we step out, offering ourselves for his work and asking to be part of his mind-dazzling plan, we will experience his faithfulness, see his fresh fingerprints on our minds and feel the iron-clad security of his love for us in our insecurity. That is beautiful; that is coming to him.
I wrote this post because of a conversation with a dear friend of mine in an attempt to encourage and challenge her. I hope this encourages you as well to stand away from all the flurries of life and to come to God. Sacrifice something you know is holding you back. Deliberately take an extra fifteen minutes to pray. Serve someone even when you feel depleted and empty. Come. Show him you're seeking his heart. And oh, you will see. You will know.
Listening to Bebo Norman - Sing Over Me
(Imperfect prose at canvaschild.blogspot.com)