Did He talk to you about the times you've done things together - just the two of you? Did He bring old memories to mind... Did He let you hear or sense or see something so beautiful it made your heart soar with joy? Did He lovingly rebuke you for something that He's told you to stop doing...or start doing...because you belong to Him and He has things for you to do that you cannot begin to imagine? Did He tell you again that He loves you - that He's calling you - that He misses time with you? Did you know that He was talking to YOU?
He said something. I know He did. Because He is Who He says He is - and He loves you so much!
How many times have people said that GOD doesn't talk anymore? That He said all He had to say when Yeshua/Jesus was here... That is so incredible! That people would think that He's changed like that, when His Word says He never changes! If He talked before, He's talking still. If He had stuff to say 2000 years ago, who could possibly believe He ran out of things to say!
I don't know about anyone else, but I need to hear Him all of the time. I'm not smart enough to navigate this life on my own. He knows what's coming and what He wants to show me. He knows what I need to hear from Him in order to be able to finish this race in good form. Life is sometimes so crazy! People NEED Him! I need Him and I know it. I hope you know you need Him, too. And that you know He IS talking to you and to all who will listen. Remember it is written in Psalm 95,
"O come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD;
Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with a song of thanksgiving:
Let us shout joyfully to Him with songs.
For the LORD is a great God
And a great King above all gods,
In whose hand are the depths of the earth;
The peaks of the mountains are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it [by His command];
And His hands formed the dry land.
O come, let us worship and bow down,
Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker [in reverent praise and prayer].
For He is our God
And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.
Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts and become spiritually dull as at Meribah [the place of strife],
And as at Massah [the place of testing] in the wilderness,
When your fathers tested Me,
They tried Me, even though they had seen My work[of miracles].
For forty years I was grieved and disgusted with that generation
And I said, 'They are a people who err in their heart,
And they do not acknowledge or regard My ways.'
Therefore I swore [an oath] in My wrath,
They absolutely shall not enter My rest [the land of promise].'"
"Today, if you will hear His voice..." Today. Listen. He's talking. Saying some wonderful things, no doubt. Because He is Who He says He is. And He is God. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. Psalm 73:28 says,
"But as for me, it is good for me to draw near to God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge and placed my trust in Him, that I may tell of all Your works."
And finally, Yeshua/Jesus said to remain in Him. We need Him. We need His words to us, written and spoken. We need to present ourselves before Him to be taught by Him. There is still so much to learn! There is still so much to know about Him! He knows our needs even better than we do. He wants our love, even as He loves us.
Before He left this earth about 2000 years ago, He spoke to His disciples - His followers - and gave them these words of instruction. They're as relevant for us today as they were then...and they were given to you and to me as well, so I'll close this blog post with them as a reminder to all who read here. The words are written in John 15:1-17,