So how is it going? Are you thinking of Jesus more than you did a month ago? Are you still trying? Have you even given it any thought?
Frank Laubach, if you remember, dissatisfied with his spiritual life, at the age of 45 resolved to live in continuous inner conversation with God.
After a little over a month this is what he wrote: “This sense of being led by an unseen hand which takes mine while another hand reaches ahead and prepares the way, grows upon me daily. . .some times it requires a long time early in the morning. I determine not to get out of bed until that mind set upon the Lord is settled.”
A month and a half later he wrote, “I have tasted a thrill in fellowship with God which has made anything discordant with God digusting. This afternoon the possession of God has caught me up with such sheer joy that I thought I never had known anything like it. God was so close and so amazingly lovely that I felt like melting all over with a strange blissful contentment. Having had this experience, which comes to me now several times a week, the thrill of filth repels me, for I know its power to drag me from God. And after an hour of close friendship with God my soul feels clean, as new fallen snow.”
What do you think of Laubach’s adventure? Do you think this is a realistic way to live? Whatever you think one thing you have to agree with is, it was worth it. If you think about it, Jesus and God had unbroken communion and if we want to live like Jesus it’s important to keep communion with Him.
The truth is God loves us just the way we are, but he refuses to leave us that way. He wants us to be just like Jesus. God desires the same abiding intimacy with us that he had with his son.
Have you ever noticed when people have lived together for a long, long time they begin to look alike. Isn’t that the way it should be with Jesus, when we walk side by side with Him we begin to look just like Him.
It’s a journey isn’t it? It’s a journey worth taking.