If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
The ebb and flow of mankind’s connection to God is woven throughout the Bible. In the beginning, there was a strong and intimate connection of trust. When the serpent deceived Adam and Eve, their relationship with God was broken. Instead of remembering the goodness of God in giving them life and abundantly providing for them, they believed they could attain more on their own.
The struggle between prideful self-sufficiency and trust in a kind and generous God continues today. The ministry of Jesus was an open invitation to a restored connection with God. When He taught His disciples to pray, He was inviting them back into a relationship with God as “our Father.” Jesus paid the ultimate price so that nothing can separate us from God’s love. Just as a father does not despise his children’s weakness or need for help, God provided the perfection of Christ so that everyone could be welcomed in. Will you call out to Him today and trust Him with your life and challenges?
There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God. Brother Lawrence