Santiago, my four-year-old grandson, is such a super-hero fanatic. Nearly all day long and sometimes during the night he wears Batman and Superman outfits with great enthusiasm. He loves to act just like them, whether it’s soaring through the air faster than a speeding bullet or spinning webs to save people being attacked by the bad guys.
One evening Santiago asked a question of his mom. “Mom, is God a super-hero? His mom Julie paused, thought and said, “Well, yes He is!” Santiago then asked, “Does he rescue people, mom? “Yes he does, son,” she responded. Santiago continued, “Does God have big hands to hold people who are afraid?” “He sure does,” said mom. Then Santiago asked a profound question, “Mom, does God have a cape like Batman and Superman?” Julie considered the question and then responded, “Yes Santiago, God is a great super hero who has a cape!” Then Santiago asked one more question, “Mom, I want to be like God and be a super-hero just like Superman and Batman and God. Can I get a super hero outfit like God?”
HERE IS GOD’S DESIRE
Even before we existed, He longed to join Himself to us, to fill us with Himself, and through us, express all that He is and has. The satisfaction of this desire became the goal of His eternal purpose.
If you are like me, each of us wants Him more than the air we breathe. Therefore meditating is the key to knowing Him. The greatest tool for renewing your mind and being transformed is meditation.
I promise you this is true because of personal experience and more than that, God promises you, because He never lies (see Titus 1:2). He promises your time invested in meditation will not be wasted. Meditation will eternally shift the way you think, act and respond in life!
Jeremiah 29:13-14 tells us God is worth searching for. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity”. Notice this passage tells us to seek Him, not doctrine. God is into life, not doctrine. While doctrine brings value to us, it is not what moves God’s heart. Doctrine has spiritually wounded many a believer for the sake of knowing doctrine. But, knowing God has brought many a believer life, and by the way life more abundantly.
After years of experience, I have concluded that no matter how much doctrine a believer may know, a person will not experience deep and true victory until he or she has a true sense that God is always good and gracious. It is time to meet the perfect Father and to gaze on His beautiful nature. It is time to know that He actually loves being with you and to be honest He actually “likes” being with you. He enjoys you and He is not disturbed with your immaturities and weaknesses. The most profound life giving way to know Him is through meditation.
I love this quote from Bill Johnson, Bethel Church, Redding California:
“When we pursue kingdom principles above His presence, we are looking for the kingdom without a king.”
Meditation will enable you to “live lighter today”, that’s a promise!
Question of the day:
What is some of your own process of meditation? Please share with me.