There are imperatives in Scripture such as, to ‘pray without ceasing’ and to live in the ‘presence of God’. But it is not necessary to be always on our knees or in the closet listening to hear from God or to have communion with Him. There is a fellowship more sweet than words. The little child can sit all day long beside its busy mother and be perfectly content although few words are spoken. Both are busy, the one at his play, the other at her work, yet both are in perfect fellowship. He knows that she is there, and she knows that he is all right. So the saint and the Savior can go on for hours in silent fellowship and be busy about the most common things. Both are conscious that every little thing he does is touched and influenced with His presence, and the sense of His approval and blessing. And, then, when pressed with burdens and trouble, how sweet it is to fall back into His blessed arms, and just sob out the sorrow that we cannot speak! And so it is with the TRUE child of God. He is content in the presence of God
and by way of this close and intimate relationship he fulfills the imperatives of Scripture and so day by day and moment by moment is in communication and communion with his Savior, led by His spirit, hearing His voice.

Just put a young child in another room to play by himself and soon he will make his way to his mother’s side where he is safe and secure. Is that not also how we should be in our relationship with the Lord. The fact is, however, that sometimes we run away unwilling to to receive correction or instruction; a big mistake! The Lord said, “A little child shall lead them” and this just may be an example of that.

What a fellowship , what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
Oh how bright the path what a peace is mine
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms…(Leaning on the Everlasting Arms)

Posted on October 31st, 2013