Jesus will meet us in the quiet places.
The unexpected places.
The places where no one is around.
The places where our stereos quit working and we can't turn up the worship music.
The places where our laptops die and we can't watch the IHOP live streams and the sermon videos.
The places where the electricity goes out completely.
And all that's left is us, God, and the Bible.
God will meet us at the times that don't make sense to us.
The times that our family is angry with us.
The times that every. single. one. of our friends won't answer their phones.
The times when we shake our fists at Him and ask Him "why?"
The times when we just want to feel lonely.
The times when we are bursting with joy and don't feel like we can be any more contented than this.
The times when all is well with the world and we think we don't "need" Him.
The times when we try to be independent.
The times when we are so completely dependent.
The point is...our most important time and place is when it is just us and God.
It is NOT:
When we are relying on others, when we are relying on ourselves, when we are ignoring reliance altogether.
We. Have. To. Rely. On. God.
and over again.
Yes. And when we earnestly seek Him with all of our hearts, He will meet us.
"Draw near to the Lord, and He will draw near to you." James 4:8.
But YOU must seek Him for YOURSELF.
Meet Him in The Quiet Places.
***photo courtesy of Stephanie Carmack***