“God Calling” today is a message about the joy and gladness that rises up when we think of Jesus. Good thing too. The message today also talks about calling on Jesus in the dark times and dark places; telling us to think of Him and to speak to Him. Remember in Genesis that God used to walk and talk with Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening. What was lost when they fell was our intimacy with God. Jesus came to us to restore our relationship with God by showing us the truth about our relationship to Him.
There’s peace and contentment just in being and in knowing how much He loves us. That comes more and more as our personal relationship with the Lord grows. It is evident in the letters of Peter and Paul if one looks closely. You can see the almost feverish action slowly over the course of time becomes deliberate action empowered by faith and wisdom that grows as a result of that relationship with Jesus.
My own relationship with the Lord has grown by leaps and bounds since the first day “God Calling” came into my life. I’ve felt intimate enough with Him for some time now, to just say, “I’m tired, I’m angry, I screwed up.” I’ve yelled, and “cried on His shoulder” just like you would a real person. The times that my life has taken nose dives or things have gone seriously wrong; have been the result of my faith faltering because my relationship with Him was not right. It works much the same way any close relationship or a marriage works. When things aren’t going right in that relationship, other things in your life are going to be affected. Our relationship with God is the most important relationship we have. God comes first, then our mate and children, family, friends, community within the church and then community outside the church. I have found that when these are out of order, the rest of my life is in disorder. When one of these gets out of order, the others are affected because they are then also out of order.