The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). (John 10:10, Amplified)
I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing. (John 15:11, Amplified)
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy… (1 Timothy 6:17, KJV)
If you are not enjoying life, you’re doing it all wrong. The scriptures above, two of which were spoken by Jesus, all of which were inspired by God, tell us that God wants us to enjoy life.
When I heard the title of this post in my heart a couple days ago, one thing immediately popped into my mind. I pictured a couple of children in the back seat of a car saying, “Are we there yet?”
I have to laugh when I think about this, because God has a world full of children sitting in the back seat saying, “Are we there yet?” Or some have not been happy to sit in the back seat and have asked God to scoot over so they can do the driving. They think it’s no fun when God drives, because He takes too long. He won’t break the law and speed you see.
The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 3:18 that as we behold the glory in His word, that we will be changed from one degree of glory to another, until we look like Him. And many people that I speak to are so put out that they don’t already look like Him right now. That they aren’t perfect right now.
I’m not perfect right now, which may be a shock to my friend, felstdia 🙂 But when I see things that need to change it means I get to spend more time with Him so He can change me. I like sitting on the Potter’s wheel being molded by His hands.
I’m reminded of one of my favorite scriptures found in the book of Song of Solomon.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. [So I went with him, and when we were climbing the rocky steps up the hillside, my beloved shepherd said to me] O my dove, [while you are here] in the seclusion of the clefts in the solid rock, in the sheltered and secret place of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. [My heart was touched and I fervently sang to him my desire] Take for us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards [of our love], for our vineyards are in blossom. [She said distinctly] My beloved is mine and I am his! (Song of Solomon 2:13-16, Amplified)
It’s as we come to Him and fellowship with Him in His word and in prayer and in everything, that He is able to take those things (those little foxes) in our lives that spoil the vineyards of our love. He enjoys helping us in this process. Think about that for a moment. God enjoys working with you.
I was talking to someone recently and they said, they wished God would just show them everything they needed to know all at once. My response to that is this, He likes that you come to Him daily, and moment by moment to get the next piece of the puzzle.
Instead of asking constantly, “Are we there yet?” Relax and start enjoying the ride. You are on a journey with the King of the Universe. How great is that?! Enjoy every moment with Him!
JB and I are in this one together! Enjoying the ride means letting go of the control. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
You make me laugh (in a good way). 🙂
I had to reply to this. Did you read my diary?!? Thank you for this one, I have been so consumed with wanting to get to the end of the journey that I’ve forsaken the baby steps it takes to see His revealed will and glorify Him in each of those steps. I’m glad He’s patient!
You’re going to enjoy watching your new little one grow. You are going to enjoy teaching him new things. That’s how God feels about you. 🙂