I must confess that the words"quiet time" usually make me feel guilty and unfulfilled. So many times I've met with God for Him to speak to me through the reading of His word and trying to pray. So many times I've left feeling defeated and alone. Now I'm sure this is not commendable coming from someone who is His child and who really does love and desire Him. For God speaks to His children and does desire us to be in His presence.
I have always "put God in a box" so to speak. That is, I've always had my ideas of how it should be and what I should do when I spend time with Him. Now I'm not saying He doesn't speak to us in those situations. That is not what I'm saying at all. Just bear with me for a minute, please.
This morning I awoke and my first words were not "Good morning, Lord." I only desired to roll over and go back to sleep. I decided to listen to a few songs on my iPod shuffle before I started my day. The first one that came on was "Majesty" by Delirious....
Your grace has found me just as I am
Empty handed, but alive in your hands
Forever I am changed by your love
In the presence of your Majesty
Suddenly I was worshipping from my heart while the moment before I was cringing at the thought of having to get out of bed. For you see, I have been changed by His love and I found myself in His presence!
The next song up with a Christmas song by Josh Groban..."Little Drummer Boy."
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,
Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.
Did you catch it?
I play my drum for you
I play my best for you
Then He smiled at me
This encouraged me so much this morning. For you see, I am guilty of having my mental lists of what would please God and what wouldn't. I'm sad to say that listening to my iPod in bed is not on my list of how to spend quality time with God. But that is exactly what happened.
God desires us much more than we desire Him. I believe we need to think outside the box and see Him in all the things we find ourselves doing. If we play a drum...play it for him.