Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Together.
None of us want to be alone. The very opposite of being together, actually. We want to be with someone, joining in a common goal or relationship. It adds a feeling of belonging, of purpose to our days. Family longs to be together to converse, to laugh, and to make decisions.
But here is what I have been pondering lately – God wants me, us, to be together with Him. While we know this, there are times we struggle in being together with Him. With being on the same page as Him.
Listen to what He says:
“Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. ““Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18, NKJV)
In reading just a little further, one verse more, I found these words:
“If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land.” (verse 19)
Why had I ever stopped short after verse 18? And don’t we do the same with our spiritual lives? We stop short after salvation, after being forgiven, and miss that He has more for us ”“ if we would only do life together with Him.
When we do life together with Him, He offers us the best ”“ that which is best for us, is good for us, and will turn out good.
Life begins to make sense. Even in the hard days. The good and the bad; the difficult and the easy; the joys and the sorrows; the laughter and the tears. He brings it all together. He holds it all together.
He even holds us together.