I don’t make friends easily. I like to watch, observe and take my time before investing in friendships. In many ways, I’m an introvert. I prefer more intimate and personal discussions in small settings with few people. My most precious friends are those I’ve spent the most time getting to know in these small settings. Far beyond the casual and the day-to-day, we’ve spent time digging in, being honest, openly discussing our flaws and our passions with an essence of vulnerability.
God is so much this way with us. There’s the big picture stuff, the stuff we are all exposed to when we first come to a relationship with Him. He’s the creator of all things, the ruler of the world, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent. Christ gave His life to cover our innately sinful selves, that we might be redeemed and restored to the Father. In addition to all these incredible attributes we learn about God, we also have an opportunity to enter into an intimate, vulnerable, and honest relationship with Him as we grow in His word and His truth.
God desires so greatly for us to KNOW Him more deeply and more tangibly than we could ever imagine. He also wants us to be open, vulnerable, and candid as we come to Him, that we might see more of ourselves through His eyes.
As we spend time with Him, scripture says we grow in understanding and wisdom. And when we are in need, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual, it is this understanding and wisdom we can lean on.
As moments come, as they often do through pregnancy and labor, when we need to so heavily rely on the truth of God rather than the lies of the deciever, we are promised understanding through scripture.
“For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding…. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair--every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you” (Prov 2:6,9-11 NIV).
When we are tempted to question, to curse the Lord for what happens, to doubt His love and His way, KNOWING Him more deeply provides to us a layer of protection from that temptation because we know, through time with Him, experience, and intimacy, that He has us held so closely to His heart. We can lean on the promises He gives because we’ve tucked them deep into our hearts.
Have you spent time with Him today? Have you been candid, real, honest, and open with Him? Do you consider Him like a friend, whose intimate moments and time together result in a deeper, more meaningful relationship?
He wants to fill your heart and your mind with an understanding and wisdom that will supersede any doubt or temptation ever faced. Let’s come to Him today and pour out our hearts and then listen with intention to hear His still small voice. He loves you and that sweet baby growing in your womb, or the one you are holding in your arms.