Wednesday, September 4, 2019

"That We Come"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe… 

"That We Come"
  Relating to a Being whose "understanding is infinite" requires adjustment in our thinking and response (Psalm 147:5).  We have no frame of reference for such communication in our human to human discourse.  We speak or write to one another in order to reveal thoughts, perspectives, and emotions that our hearer or reader does not know.  God, conversely, knows what we will express to Him before we know it.  He has always known.  Infinite understanding involves such wonder.  How then does He find any interest whatsoever in our prayers?  Why do we even need to pray them?

    I raise these questions not to offer answers for our minds.  I am not sure any of those exist in a meaning we could really understand.  I would rather suggest  an answer for our hearts.  Our Heavenly Father so loves us that "the prayer of the upright is His delight" (Proverbs 15:8).  Moreover, He would say to all His trusting children in Christ, "Let Me hear Thy voice, for sweet is thy voice" (Song of Solomon 2:14).  It does not matter to Him that He perfectly anticipates what we will say.   It rather matters that we say it.  Wondrous as it may seem, our Heavenly Father finds communing with human hearts a thing of delight.  This includes your heart and mine.  Such truth indeed boggles the mind.  But it fills the heart as we believe the Bible's plain declaration of the joy God finds in us as we seek Him.  "I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving.  This also shall please the Lord" (Psalm 69:30-31).

   We all belong to a human race that has long grieved its Creator with unbelief, disobedience, and rebellion.  Such abominable offence continues until the present hour.  We ourselves have been participants in the crime.  Therefore, if it be possible to bring joy to the heart of the God who so loves us, then certainly every born again believer in the Lord Jesus will respond to the potential with our own joy.  "Open to me the gates of righteousness.  I will go in unto them and I will praise the Lord" (Psalm 118:19).  When we join the Psalmist, we can be sure our approach has eternally been expected.  Moreover, our Heavenly Father knows precisely how we will commune with Him in love, faith, devotion, and praise.  This does not matter.  Again, the fact that we come with humble, trusting hearts in Christ will be more than enough to bring delight to His heart.  I find no explanation available or even possible for such wonder.  Nor is explanation necessary.

"Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy.  Yea, upon the harp I will praise Thee, o God my God."
(Psalm 43:4)

Weekly Memory Verse

   "When Thou saidst, Seek ye my face, my heart said unto Thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek."
 (Psalm 27:8)



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