Several years ago, my daughter Lizzy was thriving in her first job teaching at a metro-Atlanta private Christian school. She and her husband were feeling the need to be closer to her husband’s work downtown, and she began looking for a new job. She was fortunate that there were two schools that wanted her to teach with them. Caroline and I were in Virginia visiting my mom, and we got a call late one night from Lizzy. She said, “I don’t know what to do. Can you talk?” As a parent, I don’t think there could be a more intimate question. We listened to her struggle. She told us how she had prayed for direction, but didn’t feel that God was giving her an answer. We all cried – a lot. We tried to assure her.
God is all powerful, but there is one thing he will not do. He will not make us love him. Revelation 3:20 says “Look! I have been standing at the door, and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with me. “ After we let him in, what he wants us to say to Him is, “I don’t know what to do. Can we talk?”
If you have four more minutes, turn everything else off and listen to this song. If you have four more hours, turn everything off and listen for God.
As happens frequently, Andy Stanley inspired my personal thoughts. This time, it was his message on Intimacy.