Welcome Your Imminent Guest
When we learn to commune with God, we come to deeply appreciate the quiet inner joy of God's abiding presence. Paul prayed that the Corinthians would enjoy communion with the Lord and ended 2 Corinthians with these words: "...the communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all" (13:14 KJV). Ghost is an old English word for guest. May the communion--or fellowship--of the Holy Guest be with you all! Perhaps we take this Holy Guest for granted and fail to realize the magnitude of this Gift.
When our spirits feel depleted, we can find refreshment. Time in His presence clears our vision and strengthens our spirits.
What was the secret of Moses' relationship with God? "He kept his eyes on the one who is invisible.." (Hebrews 11:27 NLT).
Andrew Murray, commenting on this verse says, "Faith sees what others cannot see....The eye of faith can be trained to see God everywhere. Abide in His presence till the heart is filled with it. Recognize Him in every thing that happens. Seek to walk in the light of His countenance. Seeing the Invisible will make it easy to forsake the world and do the will of God."
Communion is an attitude of loving contemplation of God, of seeing Him who is invisible. God gave us a longing for Himself so that He might satisfy it. King David said, "I will not enter my house or go to my bed...till I find a place for the Lord" (Ps. 132:3, 4).
Thank You, Jesus, for rewarding determined desire with communion with the Holy Spirit.
"God...is the one who invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord" (1 Corinthians 1:9).