Last night I watched a part of one of those storm chaser programs; you know the ones where crazy guys drive around trying to take video of tornados touching ground. In the episode they kept looking at this massively powerful storm formation with a huge bowl that just would not touch down in the form of a funnel. It would come partway or maybe even in several funnels, but it just wouldn’t touch down. As they studied it they also speculated that the reason for it not touching down was high pressure coming up from the ground as the hot air was held in. In this case it would be a good thing for people whose lives and property were in danger. In a spiritual sense, though, maybe the reason God does not unleash Himself in our hearts and lives is due to our own resistance.
Today in “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young I read:
Seek My Face, and you will find more than you ever dreamed possible. Let Me displace worry at the center of your being. I am like a supersaturated cloud, showering Peace into the pool of your mind. My Nature is to bless. Your nature is to receive with thanksgiving. This is a true fit, designed before the foundation of the world. Glorify Me by receiving My blessing gratefully.
I am the goal of all your searching. When you seek Me, you find Me and are satisfied. When lesser goals capture your attention, I fade into the background of your life. I am still there, watching and waiting; but you function as if you were alone. Actually, My Light shines on every situation you will ever face. Live radiantly by expanding your focus to include Me in all your moments. Let nothing dampen your search for Me.
When You said “Seek my face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Psalm 27:8
Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for goo, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Philippians 4:7 (MSG)