Saturday, October 24, 2009

Give Me Jesus

The one and only God, the Great I Am, Yahweh, the Prince of Peace, My Jesus, has given me the blessing, the honor, and the privilege to come before Him whenever I want. Let's think about this. The God who created everything out of nothing (Hebrews 11: 3) is allowing ME, a dirty, sinful, prideful human being to pour my heart out to Him. Why have I taken advantage of this opportunity for all of these years? Why in the past has my heart not been racing to get out of bed in the morning to spend alone, quiet time with My Jesus before my day begins.

I am reminded of the Moses Hogan song, "Give My Jesus." It states: "In the morning when I rise, In the morning when I rise, In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus." I feel as if Hogan is desperately crying out for Jesus. This is what I want my heart to yearn for! I had the blessing to listen a couple of weeks ago to Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church. He spoke on the importance of spending time with Jesus every morning. He said something that really struck me. He said, when talking about the importance of getting up early to spend time with God, "It doesn't matter to God how busy you were the day before or how busy you will be that day." He was not saying that God does not care about your life. He was getting the point across that if I as a college student was up until 3AM studying for a test I still need to spend time with Jesus before I start my day. God used this and spoke to my heart. Since that day, I have made it a priority to get up extra early so that I may spend time with My Jesus. There is nothing in the world like getting up when it is still dark and being still before the Lord. This is when I can hear God's voice the clearest. There are no distractions. Just He and I. I am spending time the same Lord who created every detail of me! I am so blessed! God is so good!

I want to feel desperate for the voice of God every single moment of every single day. I want God to explode my faith. I want to live a life that is actively, presently believing God.

"His incomparably great power for us who like the working of his mighty strength." Ephesians 1:19