One of my main objectives in blogging is to provide beneficial resources to advance Godly character as things “get darker”. While reading Mike Bickles’s book, 7 Commitments of a Forerunner , he made several terrific points, but one stood out, especially.
He exposes how “short changed” we are when we settle for gratifying the flesh. Rather, Bickle states that when God designed us, our spirits were structured to experience intimacy and enjoyment with God.
When we, by faith, sit before God and He reveals Himself to us, something happens in us that is so gratifying and delightful that we desire more of it. Over time His presence transforms us. Fleshly appetites lose their grip as God builds us. This is also done as we meditate on His word, communing with Him (praying) and as we worship Him.
Though I do not recall reading any Bible verse that uses the word, “fascination” Mike advocates that this fascination between God and mankind is unmatched to all else. He quotes verses that come close to saying it, like Psalm 27:4 “In Your presence is fullness of joy.” and Psalm 16:11 “…at your right hand are pleasures forever more.”
Perhaps we are hurried so much, that we fail to sit quietly in His presence. Maybe we think we should save worship for church services. We needn’t deny ourselves this pleasure of His presence and why wait any longer for restoration!