Psalm 119:105 (erv)
When I’m studying scripture, I’m often guilty of expecting God to do a magic trick right before my eyes. I skim over a lot of really valuable passages because words don’t pop off the page, followed by a flash of fire and a cloud of smoke. I’m embarrassed to admit that most days, I open the Bible, focusing on my own feelings. I want to feel something, and when I don’t, I usually decide that God isn’t in the mood to speak to me that day. Have you ever experienced a time when you opened the Bible and the words seemed to jump off the page at you? YES. Me too.
God’s desire for us is to enter into a relationship with Him, to worship Him, and to serve Him. In order to do those things, we must really know Him first. In every relationship, we make the choice to learn about the other person. If we don’t, that relationship usually doesn’t flourish and grow. He’s done His part in knowing us, after all, He created us. The best part is that He still wants to hear about us from us; from our perspective because we want to share our lives with Him. But it can’t be a one way street. We have to stop looking to God for the answer and start looking at Him as THE answer.
Do you approach God from the perspective of your feelings, or His glory? Understand that it’s totally normal (we’re all humans!), but it does put a damper on how we experience God. How can you approach the Lord from a different perspective moving forward?
Ask the Lord to help you focus your heart on His glory above all else.