1. The more time I spend talking to and listening for God, the better. Better me…. better attitude… better perspective. The more I look in God’s direction, the more things are in color. Anger is farther away. Patience is nearer. Glimmers of God’s perspective are more reachable. All those scriptures about light and freedom and truth make sense.
2. This is a daily need. It doesn’t accumulate. As soon as I stop spending time talking to and listening for God, I begin to lose hope. As soon as I start looking in other directions, my perspective slips toward darkness. The effect is nearly immediate. And the downward turn continues the more I listen to other things and look elsewhere for light.
3. God is always immediately here. Even if I’ve neglected the relationship for weeks. When I ask in sincerity, He is right here. Not necessarily with answers or ‘get out of your consequences free’ cards. But when I turn in his direction, I almost always run into him. He doesn’t make me re-earn his trust.
In this way, He is so not like us.
I will never get over this.