Do you feel your heart beating right now? Do you feel billions, yea, billions of brain cells firing right now, allowing you to read this and be amazed? Honestly, are you actually feeling the love for your kids, or parents or spouse or other loved one right now, the moment before I just mentioned it? Do you feel the Earth actually spinning at an amazing speed when a, relatively speaking, much slower amusement ride makes you feel dizzy?
I could go on with so many more examples of physical sensations from your body or emotional sensations from your life, but I imagine you are getting my point already. Just because you don’t feel these events or dynamics right now, doesn’t mean they aren’t happening.
As Christians, we say that we’ve accepted Christ as our savior, that we are filled with the Holy Spirit, and are in an intimate and cool union with God. Yet we still feel alone at times in our lives, usually when we need to feel loved the most. Maybe we feel alone because our union with God is invisible. Remember, you are connected to God through Love-bonds that cannot be seen, bonds that nothing, absolutely nothing, can severe.
You see, Satan is so spiteful towards God and he doesn’t want us to see, feel, or know how much God constantly loves us, or how determinedly God pursues us, so we can receive God’s love. This spiritual warfare all around us, the craziness of society, is Satan’s strategy to numb our radar that is supposed to be tuned directly to God 24/7. Satan can’t separate you from God’s love, but as the Great Deceiver, he will try to deceive you into thinking that God’s love is not there for you.
Today, try and meditate on the fact that God is nearer than you think … He is richly present in all your moments. Be aware of His presence. Put your hand on your heart and feel your heartbeat, and say “God is really in my heart … just because I don’t feel it sometimes is not the only evidence I go on. He really is always pumping in my life!” This is not an escape from reality. It is in fact turning to the ultimate reality. He is far more real than the world you can see, hear, touch and depend on.
Dear Heavenly Father, At times You feel so far away. Help me, Father, to open my eyes so that I may find You everywhere. Increase my spiritual radar and spiritual IQ. The more aware I am of Your presence in my life, the more secure I feel. I need You, Father. Blazing missiles of fear are flying at me day and night … the attacks from the evil one come at me without rest. Build my faith, Father, so that I may be certain of what I cannot see. I pray in the name of my always constant savior, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children said – AMEN!
God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Am I a God at hand, declares the LORD, and not a God far away? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD.