I am serious looking forward to a moment twenty-four hours into the future. In that moment I see my wife and girls after being on the other side of the world. Anytime that I find myself away I rediscover my sense of longing to be with them. It is as if my soul thirsts for the intangibles that define family, husband and wife, and intimate friends. I am sure the moment will pass and we will move onto the day to day stuff of life, yet I now sit waiting, hungry for the moment to come.
Others in my life generate this type of reaction. I wonder what it would be like if we saw each other all the time. Would things change? Could they be the same? Do relationships take the same course eventually no matter what type or shape they have when they begin?
I am beginning to see my relationship with those around me in a different light. For most the relationships have become precious and something to be nurtured and treasured. I appreciate the relationships for what they are, not for what they could or should be. I look forward to getting together because of value I place on their words and wisdom. Each relationship has proven itself in its own way. As a result I find myself learning, growing, and richer for the experience.
The relationship I wonder about is the one that I have with God. I don’t interact as much on an intense level as I think I could. It isn’t God’s fault, I just seem too busy. Meditation is one thing, serious contemplation and availability is another. The warning to you, and a reminder to my self, needs to be clear. Things happen when you spend time with God! John records this when he turned in response to God’s voice.
“I saw this [God] and fainted dead at his feet. His right hand pulled me upright, his voice reassured me.” (Revelation 1.17)
Want to take life and relationships to new levels? Get together with God, things happen.