Sometimes we become so focused on knowing and doing what is right that we miss the point of relationship with God. God doesn’t expect us to have perfect theology. It’s impossible to understand all the ways of God (Isaiah 55:8-9). God knows we will not be perfect in our attitudes or behavior (Romans 7:19).
Instead of striving to know more and do better, we need to pause and enjoy time spent with God. When we enjoy time with God, we look forward to it. It fills our minds. Our burdens grow lighter. There is a song in our heart.
When you think of the word enjoy, what do you think of? When you enjoy something, you experience joy, find satisfaction, or take pleasure in it. You can’t wait to take part in it and invite others into it. You can’t stay quiet but naturally share about the thing you enjoy.
So, what does that mean for your time with God? Identify a way you enjoy spending time with God. Add a time on your calendar to do this. Look forward to it. Take pleasure in the activity and in God Himself.
Here are some ideas:
Choose a way you want to enjoy time with God this week. Add it to your calendar and do it!
Read Psalm 36:7-9. How does God show love and care in these verses? How does the Psalmist enjoy God? How is he satisfied in God? How do these verses influence your idea of relationship with God? Talk to God about your observations.