I’ve been thinking a lot of late about Genesis and what it would have been like to be in Eden. What it would have been like to walk and talk with God without the baggage of sin and shame. What it would have been like to walk freely with God and just look at the world without the knowledge of good and evil. What it would have been like to walk with God in the cool breeze of the sunrise watching the displays of orange, reds and finally seeing the sunrise on the horizon. I can imagine the astonishment of seeing birds in flight, animals playing and specular flowers springing up from the ground. Each of these would have been a first for Adam and how expressive he would have been to the God who made them all.
This got me thinking to my walk with God, it’s not in Eden and I don’t exactly walk through fields every day but I do walk through my day and how much of it do I allow God in. How is my walk with God? Do I just come to Him when I need Him, do I stop and smell the roses and express wonder at the colours? I just wonder how much of my walk is routine and not a relationship.
Can you imagine a marriage where you only talk for one hour a day and you don’t let the other person speak! And not only that but it’s a shopping list of wants and needs, where we don’t even express our thanks for the things they have done! Where we don’t even express our love for that person, and we ignore them when they try to speak by scrolling through social media and watching television. I think this is sad and this is what some of our walks are like with God; we wouldn’t accept this in life from a friend so why would we do this to our heavenly Father.
I’ve been thinking about how much time I actually give God to speak to me and I just listen. To think about how much He loves me! He gave His Son so we can have this relationship. I feel that we need to get back to the basics of our relationship with God, we need to go back to the passion we first had when we first started this relationship. We need to get back to spending quality time with Him and turning off the mobile phone and the distractions of this world.
I have found that when I thank Him for everything and focus on that then it’s easy to just fall in love again. I have started a thank you journal that I just pour out my thanks for everything God is doing in my life. I have also asked that He reveals to me how much He loves me and every day the answer is different. I know that from today until eternity I will never understand how much he loves me but it helps me to love Him. What kind of person doesn’t love to know how much someone loves and cares for them and when you hear this you would do anything for them. I think this is the kind of revelation we need of God’s love for us.
I want to encourage you to spend some time alone with God and just see how much He loves you and then throughout the day just connect with Him. Learning to walk in the presence of God helps you to be at joyful and just thankful for every day. It helps you face your worse days with a smile because I can tell you your worst day walking with Christ is still a thousand times better than walking without Him.
God wants to speak to you and share with you more than you want to hear, He longs for a close relationship with you and He is only one prayer away. He is waiting for you in your quite place and I know that He will reveal wonderful things to you there. God bless.