Communion with God is not a place; it is to BE. What do I mean by this? Peruse most Christian bookstores, and you’ll find an endless supply of how-to’s for our devotional times all seeking access to God. They mostly present this communion as a destination. Walk this path, read these words, sing these songs and poof! You will be in communion with God. But in reality, there is no destination, only realizing that we are.
When I segregate my work and service from my love and fellowship, I am on a treadmill of defeat. I am on a journey toward Him rather than the experiencing of Him – THIS IS A LIE.
For the disciple, He is always with us, He is always IN us, and we are always in communion. This is reality! This is not to say that I don’t have to set aside times to fellowship with the Lord, but it is not in those times alone that my relationship takes place.
As I stated in “Messy Piles and Weedy Gardens,” God understands my life. He doesn’t wait to fellowship with me when I have finished all my responsibilities. He wants to perform my responsibilities and commune with me in them. My job is to INVITE Him in. He’s already there. The only thing that’s missing is my acknowledgment of His presence, not His actual presence.
There is no work time, quiet time, service time. When I break myself down into roles, activities and circumstances apart from Him, I shatter the picture of my life. It breaks me down into pieces like a puzzle, causing me to live in the process of ever putting myself back together to be with Him, whole. This is a lie. There is only One unified life, not jig-sawed pieces. There’s no break between any of our actions and desires, and God. We are completely together, completely in union.
I don’t have to get to Him; He’s already there. It’s an awful life frantically trying to find someone who is already there. The continued search only blinds me further and separates me more. I’m not saying don’t seek . . . because that is godly. What I am saying is that I am IN Him and He is IN me.
The seeking is not for access
but for His WILL.
God is not an absentee Father. Seeing Him as such leaves us in a beggarly, poverty-stricken mentality, continually lacking. It defeats our perception of the all-encompassing God. Makes us insufficient. Causes us to move out of emptiness rather than fullness. But this is not the God we serve. WE serve a God of continual fullness. In the fullness of His sufficiency, all our moments, all our seconds, all our years, all our events, EVERYTHING that is, is the Lord’s.
In Christ, every moment is complete. There is NO getting TO God; we are with Him now.