Monday, May 23, 2011

Relationships are built on Being more than Doing

Yesterday as I spent time with God, He brought me to a deeper understanding of how He uses our circumstances to reveal His heart for His people.

We may long for relationship with those who have rejected us in some way.  Just as we long to be loved and known, He longs for us to know and trust Him.  Any ache we have felt in our hearts, He too, feels over our rejection of Him.

The way we long for relationship....time and conversation...He too, longs for us to spend time with Him, listening and sharing.  He wants us to know His heart.

Sometimes He allows us to live in circumstances that bring us to a deeper understanding of these truths.  Maybe you have been rejected by a loved one or even overlooked with all the demands of life. He understands the ache and longing to be known and loved for who you are.  

Circumstances are allowed in our lives to teach us and help us understand the way our Lord longs to be known by those He has created.  He doesn't want us just to be busy doing for Him, but to know Him and love Him by BEING with Him.

He wants a relationship with us.


Jennifer said...

It is completely mind-blowing that such a great God invites us to know Him, and humbling to realize how little I take advantage of it.

I can't wait for tonight either! It's going to be great!

Patti Hanan said...

Amen! The God of the universe wants a relationship with us! What an amazing and humbling truth!

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

amen..this is such a beautiful reminder! i'm so glad i read this tonight as i have been fighting against some rejection lately :)

have a beautiful day!

Monica said...

You ladies encourage me. Arielle, I pray you found encouragement here....rejection has been something God has used to shape me more into what He wants me to be. But it is soooo hard, not fun at all:)
Jennifer...loved the time I had with you tonight! You are precious.

I so appreciate your comments:)

Lis said...

Wow, think you wrote this one for me... Thank you for your prayers and words of comfort.. Your a special friend and I love you!!

Anonymous said...


Hope you are enjoying your trip. What an incredible post. So beautifully written. You are so right about this. Spot on.

Thanks for admonishing and encouraging all in one swoop.

P.S. I'm so sorry for your friend in Oklahoma. So sorry. That is heartbreaking.

abound said...

You "hit the nail on the head" as far as our Lord is concerned. Our God wants our time with Him just as any of our loved ones would. If you love someone, you want to spend time with him or her. Love is an action not just a word.
Richard Hobart

melanie said...

beautiful. love your blog.