and then recently a teaching by jonny hughes really grabbed me & made me think.
he says: "this is our big idol: comfort. and so we live and as we get older, we try to create these cocoons that are more and more comfortable. but actually I don't think comfort is the place where we meet with God. i think actually it's often desperation...
hunger is the soil in which God's presence finds growth."
luke 51:53 "He's filled the hungry with good things, but the rich He has sent away empty"
these words really pulled me and my prayer for you and for me is that we would hunger to meet with the living God and become desperate to know His presence, like moses. jonny hughes also said, "if Jesus needs to encounter and meet with God face to face, then so do we. i've tried to live the christian life in terms of spiritual performance, trying to impress God, and it just leads to burn-out. what we need as christians is to be continually encountering the person of Jesus through the Spirit.
& encounter with God is the bread & butter: sitting in front of Him every day."
a prayer to know intimacy with Him.
p.s. i would love if you would listen to this teaching, too, friend. click HERE!