Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Disconnected

It's hot!  Here in the Midwest, we seem to get about two nice weeks of spring, then suddenly it's summer.  Yesterday the temps got up to 90 degrees.

I'm one of those people who waits as long as possible to turn on the A/C.  All winter long the windows are closed and we are cooped up.  So as soon as it's warm enough, I turn off the furnace and open the windows.  I love to have my windows open!  Well, yesterday was just too hot; when the temperature in the house reached 87 degrees, I caved, closed all the windows, and turned on the air.  I have to admit that I did sleep better last night.

Things are different this morning as I sit here in my usual chair, looking out my window.  I can see the trees blowing in what appears to be a strong breeze, but I can't feel the air.  Occasionally I see birds fly by, but I don't hear their song.  I feel disconnected.

As soon as that thought comes in my head, God speaks to my heart.  I realize that I am feeling spiritually disconnected too.

My eyes are are blinded by my tears. 
Each day I beg for your help, O Lord;
I lift my hands to you for mercy.
Psalm 88:9

When I read this scripture this morning I realize that something has changed.  Two weeks ago this was me.  I was desperate for God.  I knew that I could not do what I had to do on my own.  I begged for God's help.  I cried out to Him and He answered. God was faithful.

God shows me that I've changed; I haven't been faithful.  I had a need, God met that need, I moved on.  I'm still spending time with God everyday, but I'm not desperate.  And now I feel disconnected.

The Lord is merciful and compassionate, 
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
The Lord is good to everyone.
He showers compassion on all his creation.
Psalm 145:8,9

Have you ever felt this way, spiritually disconnected?  God is so good!  He wants a personal, close, intimate relationship with us.  He's calling us back to that place where we stood face to face, hand in hand, heart to heart with God.  Back to that point where we knew that all we needed or wanted was God.

I'm going back to that place.  Will you join me?

9 comments:

  1. We've all been in that position I think Lisa. When we have a need or are suffering, we cry out to God for help... We're desperate for His Presence to make it all okay again. Then that time passes, and we feel slightly less needy so we allow ourselves to be a bit more "disconnected" from His Voice. In our walk with Him, we need to try and stay connected in that personal, intimate relationship EVERY day, not just when we're in need.

    Great post!

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  2. Yes I have been in that place, many times. I want to be desperate for God. I am going back to that place of desperation!!

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  3. I understand completley! Miracles happen when we are desperate for God and I want to be in that place of desperation all the time.

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  4. Great post... I have felt this way many times. I am sure people probably don't want to hear a missionary talk like that. But it's true.

    Thanks,
    Alida

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  5. It's easier to run to Him when we are in the valley isn't it? But, I sometimes think we make spending time with Him more complicated then it needs to be. I am slowly learning this. Great post!

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  6. Yes me too, I have been in that place also. Sometimes in the morning when I do my morning prayer and Bible study my mind is far off on less important things and I feel disconnected. I start praying and the next thing I am far off. But God is always faithful.
    Blessings,
    Ken

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  7. I have been in that place, in fact I think we walked through that valley at the same time... together. It was great to have a friend to share that disconnected feeling with. I have felt a change in the last few weeks as well, and I kind of feel like He is telling me well done good and faithful servant, you knew to look up when everything else was pointing down.

    Blessings to you Lisa!

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  8. Yes...back to the basics, where it all began...Him and Him alone.

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  9. This post is so timely for me. Last night my soul cried out to God and He woke me to join him in prayer and worship. I felt so much better afterwards. Am planning to reconnect with God this week as I fast from a few activities that keep me from my Father.

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