Posted by: Michelle Knoll | October 3, 2012

Thirty-One Days of Hearing His Voice {Day 3} – How He Feels

This morning’s quiet time was interesting.  I won’t go into a ton of detail, because I feel my time alone with the Lord is private time.  But I came away with quite a few thoughts to ponder and also a few questions.

How do we picture the Lord?  Let’s stop and think about this for a minute.  No, don’t answer quickly.  Really stop and think about this one question.

Now, let’s expand the question.  What do we think He is like?  What do we imagine Him to be?  We can’t put Him into human terms, but “human” is not the totality of “being.”  Right?

So have you ever stopped to consider just how you see Him?  How you imagine Him to be?  Can you describe Him?  Most of you might say “yes” to that, because of things you’ve read in the Bible.  So, I have a challenge.  Without using your Bible, describe how you see God.  Describe what He is like.

Now, go back and look at your description.  Did you include any emotions in that description?  Did you include any expressions on His face, any thoughts in His mind, any words in His Voice?

He may not be human, but He is a living, breathing, thinking, emoting individual.  Right?  So He has feelings.  Lots of them.  The Lord God, Creator of the universe, Creator of Heaven and earth, is a being Who laughs, and cries, and gets angry, and even leaps for joy.

Does He ever feel alone?

I wonder.

Does God ever long for us?  Does He ever wish for our attention?  Does He ever want us to tell Him all about our day?  Could it be?

Remember when you were younger, and you would come home after high school, and get on the phone with your friends, and talk about all the stuff that happened during the day?  All those little details that now would seem so trivial, but back then they were oh, so important.

And some of us even told our parents all about our day, and shared all those little stories and trivial details with them, too. We’d talk and talk, and enjoy sharing all the emotion as well as the words.  Right?

Well, since God is a parent (the Father of Creation), would He enjoy it if we told Him all about our day?

I wonder.

But because we’re human, and He is not, I think we assume He would be rather bored with all those minute details.  After all, He’s God and He knows everything, so why should we waste His time with all the little itsy-bitsy details of how we worked on our houses, and shopped for our groceries, and took our kids to ballgames, and met with committees, and planned our lives, and so on, and so on, and so on.

So He’s God and we don’t need to “waste His time.”  Right?

Well, for those of us who have kids, how would we feel if our kids came home from school or ball practice or band practice, day after day, and said, “Oh, you’d be bored if I told you what happened today at school.  I won’t trouble you with it.”  We would be broken-hearted, wouldn’t we?

Do we break God’s heart when we don’t share our lives with Him?

I wonder.

How does He feel about us?  Do we know?  Have we taken the time to find out?  Do we share our hearts with Him?  Do we allow Him to share His heart with us?  Do we really know what’s in His heart, or do we just quote scriptures that say He’s a God of Love – which He is – and then go on about our day not thinking about it again until it’s time for our daily Bible reading?

If you asked Him today how He was feeling, what do you think He would say?  I challenge you to take the time to pray, and ask Him.  And then wait until you sense an answer, and write it down when you sense it.

Would you consider sharing with me what you write down?  I would love to hear your thoughts.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” — Matthew 7:7

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