The husband looked at her with a smile and asked, “Who moved?”
Sometimes when a person gets low spiritually, he remembers the closeness he has felt with God and thinks, “I used to feel His presence in my heart. Why don’t I feel that way now? What happened to the closeness I felt with the Lord?”
God says to us, “Who moved?”
In Philippians 4:4, Paul says, “Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, Rejoice.”
What wonderful instructions! Gladden yourself in God. Rejoice — not in an artful arrangement of words or in a structured outline of worship, but delighting in His divine presence.
God draws you toward Himself, but it is you, who must enter that realm of communion with Him. He wants to “delight” in us.
Then the rejoicing comes naturally — not forced, not elicited, not urged, but gloriously free and flowing.
There is a song which says when our eyes are turned toward Jesus and we look full in His wonderful face, “the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”
True praise comes as we are in His presence.
Nothing can separate us from His love. His love for us is sure and endures — praise Him for his lovingkindness and His faithfulness (Psalm 92).
Our relationship with Christ does not have to be affected by circumstances.
Several years ago, our little dog ran into the street and was hit by a truck. He looked up at me with pained eyes, but when I tried to help, he growled and snapped at me, then crawled under the house. His pain separated him from my care. It was hard to coax him out so he could be helped.
Does pain in your life separate you from God. Does it make any sense to “get mad at God” when someone hurts you? God is always merciful and loving and says, “Come unto me.”
A little girl sought out her dad who was working in his study. “What can I do for you?” her father asked, thinking she needed something.”
“Nothing,” she replied. I jut wanted to be near you.”
How precious it is to our Father in heaven, when we just to want to be near Him. I love what the psalmist said in Psalm 139:17: “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with thee.”
Even in sleep, David stayed close to his Lord. He didn’t count sheep — he counted God’s “thoughts unto me.”
Don’t you love to awake each morning in the realization that “I am still with thee.”