“Talk to me; turn to me; seek me; cry out to me; dwell with me; build a relationship with me; laugh with me; cry with me; walk with me; follow me; be with me; get excited with me; be still with me; join me; listen to me; believe me…”
Can you hear his still, small voice? Are you listening for it? Do you know what it sounds like? What’s he saying to you?
It has always been God’s desire to dwell with his people; to be in relationship with his people; to do this thing called “life” with his people. He walked with Adam in the garden; he spoke with Abraham as a friend (Jas 2.22-24); he allowed Moses to speak with him face to face (Ex 33.10-11); he told the Israelites he would lead them to his holy dwelling (Ex 15.1-18). He kept his eyes on a runaway slave (Gen 16); he wrestled with Jacob (Gen 32.22-32); he appeared to a coward and called him a mighty man of valor (Jg 6); he gave battle plans to Joshua (Jos 5.13-6.5). The list could go on! Countless times in the bible we see God calling a people unto himself!
In fact, the Hebrew word for Tabernacle is miškān, and it means, literally, dwelling place, habitat, tent. It is used 139 times in the Old Testament. The New Testament equivalent is the Greek word skēnē, and it means : tabernacle, tent, shelter, dwelling. The verb form of this word is used in John 1:14, which says:
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who
Jesus, Creator God, became a human and unmistakably ‘Tabernacled’ among his people! And again the Holy Spirit takes up residence inside every believer according to 1 Corinthians 3:16 (and other places). He wants to dwell with you, he wants to spend time with you. And that is what prayer is all about; spending time with your Creator.
Why don’t you take 5 with him right now! ;O)