Where are My People?
God has been putting this song in my head for over a week now. He does that. He speaks to us in many ways and He has wanted me to talk about the distance between Himself and His people.
Here is the first verse:
So far away
By Carole King, 1971
So far away
Doesn’t anybody stay in one place anymore?
It would be so fine to see your face at my door
It doesn’t help to know you’re just time away
Long ago I reached for you and there you stood
Holding you again could only do me good
Oh how I wish I could but you’re so far away
(Data from: LyricFind)
I AM the Door
In John 10:9, New King James Version Jesus says, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”
God is crying out for His people to come to Him in intimacy and relationship. Jesus said He is the door and He wants us to knock so the door will be opened, and we’ll receive what we ask for and more. This song is a reminder that He’s waiting for us to knock and that we need to come closer to Him in every way.
Ask, and the gift is yours. Seek, and you’ll discover. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. For every persistent one will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he longs for. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door.Matthew 7:7–8, The Passion Translation
I feel the need to plead with you to call out to the Lord for your needs and wants. The Lord is our Protector and Provider. He is our Defense and our Shield.
This may be hard to hear: The problem is that we don’t believe it. We don’t believe that He will be there for us. We don’t trust Him. We stand back waiting for Him to act when we must take the first step. We are His children and we must grow up. We must be willing to make decisions in our lives that may be difficult. And we must carry the responsibility of the results. Accountable of course to God for the outcome. This matures us and brings us closer to Him. We are going to make mistakes and it’s okay. Children make mistakes all the time and we forgive them. How much more will Father God forgive us?
So, I encourage you to take the risk. Be courageous and trust God. Lean into Him and He’ll come the rest of the way. He loves you more than you can imagine. Stand at the Door and knock.