It seems easy to want more of God at church, when the worship band is on stage or when the pastor is giving a message that really hits you. It’s easy to be sold out to Christ at a Bible study or out in nature.
But what about when the chaos hits? When we are in the middle of working and the pressures of a deadline or an angry boss are screaming at us? How committed to walking with God are we when we can barely hear ourselves think, when toddlers are yelling over each other and messes are piling up?
How is there time to walk with God in this?
In 1 Samuel, the prophet Samuel tells King Saul that he will no longer be king and that he will be replaced by “a man after (God’s) own heart (1 Samuel 13:14 NLT).”
God saw David as someone who truly wanted a relationship with Him. One verse in particular helps me understand that relationship that David had with God.
Look at Psalm 27:8. “My heart has heard you say, ‘Come and talk with me.’ And my heart responds, ‘Lord, I am coming.’ (NLT).”
We must stay responsive. When we feel that tug on our hearts saying, “Come and spend time with Me,” we need to listen and respond to the invitation.
Part of our walk with God is taking time throughout our days…in the midst of a busy workday, in a house full of screaming kids and endless projects, in line at a crowded store…to reach out to God and tell Him we love Him. Tell Him what He means to us. Tell Him we are thankful for what He has done. For the empty tomb. For His love.
It is possible to walk with God while running through life.
When my heart hears God say, “Come and talk with Me”, my heart will respond and say, “Lord, I am coming.”