Pressing InThursday, February 25, 2016
The more he gets to know us, the better he is at discerning what we are doing and what we want him to do in order to keep him safe. When he is unsure of something he will come near to the people he trusts and simply rest in the security of our closeness. He is learning to understand what we want for him by pressing in.
Do you press in? When you are afraid and you don’t know which road to travel, do you frantically try to figure it out on your own? Or, do you press in to God and get to know Him better? In the Bible study I am going through right now, we are learning that the closer we get to God, the more easily we will be able to discern His voice and the better we will know His will for our lives.
God’s greatest desire is to make Himself known to us and lead us into a more intimate relationship with Him. Unfortunately, we often try to figure out what God wants us to do rather than simply getting to know Him and trusting that He will reveal His will for us at the right time. God doesn’t want to keep His desires for us a secret! He wants us to hear and follow Him.
I love the quote by Priscilla Shirer that says, “No longer do I frantically search for God’s will; I frantically search for God.” We can be confident that as we press in to God, getting to know Him and His character better, our relationship with Him will become more intimate and we will become more sensitive to His desires for us. God will reveal His will. There is such freedom in that! The pressure is off of us in trying to figure out what God wants. Our responsibility is simply to press in to God and get to know Him better. When we do, He will make clear our path.