What is the most recent “wow” moment you’ve had with God? Was it more than a week ago; month ago or even a year? God is not stagnant. He is constantly moving and working [John 5:17]. If we are partnering with God in what He is doing on the earth, we aren’t stagnant either. We should be moving in our relationship with Him, going to deeper levels of intimacy and growing in our knowledge and understanding of who He is and who we are in Christ.
I just finished a 60 day workout program called Insanity. Some days I felt like I was losing my mind because I was waking up at 5 a.m. to put my body through a rigorous workout when I could have been sleeping. I finished the program this weekend and I took yesterday off to celebrate by sleeping to 6:30 a.m. When I celebrate, I’m a wild one! Anyway, I started a new workout program today because I know if I didn’t continue to workout and build and strengthen my muscles, then I would lose all the benefit of the Insanity program. I would have to start all over to make the strides I had made over the 60 days. I need all the energy I can get to keep up with my schedule. I cannot afford to lose ground.
Many of us have had wonderful experiences with God. Some people refer to these experiences as “mountaintop experience.” They are times when we shut the world out and dive deep into His Word and seek His face without interruption. These times can be life changing; however, if we do not continue to pursue the Lord passionately when we return from those experiences, we lose all the ground we gained. We have to start over and reestablish our relationship with Him. He isn’t the one who quits showing up and waiting…we are.
Jesus was never about His own agenda. He was constantly doing whatever the Father wanted [John 5:19]. The only way Jesus knew what the Father wanted Him to do is by spending time with Him daily [Mark 1:6]. It was His highest priority to spend time with the Father. How will we know what the Father is doing if we don’t ask Him? If we don’t know what He is doing, then we cannot partner with Him.
I don’t know about you, but I want to be where God is working. I want to be a part of His movement on this earth and experience His presence whenever I can, not just on a weekend retreat. I don’t want to lose ground. I want to continue to grow in my understanding of who God is and who He says I am. I want to learn the many lessons He is waiting to teach me.
Come, Lord Jesus. Reveal Yourself to us today and teach us how to do the work of the Father.