I’ve been reading off and on in the Old Testament prophets for a while. And, man! Those guys are INTENSE!
To completely devote yourself to listening to the voice of the Lord and then communicating what he has to say, all the while knowing full well that the folks you’re talking to aren’t going to appreciate what you’re going to say…
Like I said. Intense.
The intensity can be a little frightening, especially knowing that this is how my attitude should be concerning MY relationship with the Lord.
No, I’m not a prophet like in the days of Isaiah, Jeremiah, or Nahum. But, I am called to be in relationship with God (as all Christians are!).
Is my relationship with the Creator this intense?
Is it so intense that it dominates my day to day life?
It should be!
If I claim to not just believe in the God that created the world, but I say I am a follower of Him, there should be some intensity that comes along with that belief!
“To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength not one of them is missing.
If I truly believe this… that the Holy One, the Lord has NO equal…
If I look to the broad expanse of the night sky and acknowledge that not only is it beautiful, but it is perfect because the strength of the Lord upholds each glimmering star… and He knows them ALL…
My reaction should be intense.
My worship should be intense.
Everything that is in me should cry out to know Him more.
Let it be so, Lord.