Monday, July 6, 2009

The Library

"The one who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me...the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him." John 14:21

The secret to knowing God is no different than any other relationship in which we desire to experience. Through spending time with that person, we learn how they think, the level to which we may depend and the capacity of that person’s heart. It is an exchange of time, fellowship and information in an effort to truly know that person.

With God, He reveals Himself and His heart throughout the Bible so we may experience Him on a more deeply level. Through our pursuit to know Him better we crack open the doors of His library, the Bible, and enter into that sacred room. We scan the shelves and decide which book we will open to learn more about our God. Whether we reach for Genesis to learn about the original sin or reach for Revelation to learn about the eternal life that is promised to all who believe we are spending time in that room. Christ will join us in the Library by the crackling fire to warm us, speak to us, listen to us and fellowship with us.

We will discuss our problems with Him and He will move the ladder over the appropriate book that He knows will assist us in guiding, teaching and resolving. He will point us to the place in that book that has taught many in the past and will instruct many in the future. The library is a private room for one on one time with our Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. There are no time limits in the Library, just a quiet place to go to learn about and experience the One who gave us a standard for living. The lighting is perfect as it is cast by the Light Himself and there will always be spiritual food for which He serves.

There isn’t a better room in which to spend time for it shows us how to love, to live and to do more than merely exist in this life. Through loving the Son, the Father loves us.

Crack open those doors, enter and hang a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door.

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