And also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
2 Timothy 1:9
who has saved us and called with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,
His purpose is to have a relationship with his creation, with us, in which we are walking and talking with him everyday. It is to be deep relationship we look forward to and a time of fellowship and communion with Him. It is a time of developing more understanding of Him.
Proverbs 3:6 says In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
Do you want God to direct your paths. All we do should be to glorify Him. We need to walk with Him, and talk with Him daily so we can recognize His still, small voice. When we hear that voice, we can say 'Yes." We will have no doubts and fears will be cast away because we are walking and talking with our dearest and best friend. The ultimate purpose of our life will be found as we are directed by God.
As I was thinking about all of this, the old hymn, In the Garden came to mind and I began to sing it. I hadn't thought of it in years, yet every word poured forth with a greater understanding and depth, I have never had. Tears of joy began to flow down my cheeks as I understood these words for the very first time. The time spent talking with God, walking with God and hearing His voice should bring the greatest joy we have ever known. May I really walk and talk with my Savior and have that Joy that causes me to tarry and listen to the sweetest voice I have ever heard. God bless.
In the Garden by Charles A. Miles
- I come to the garden alone,While the dew is still on the roses,And the voice I hear falling on my earThe Son of God discloses.
- Refrain:And He walks with me, and He talks with me,And He tells me I am His own;And the joy we share as we tarry there,None other has ever known.
- He speaks, and the sound of His voiceIs so sweet the birds hush their singing,And the melody that He gave to meWithin my heart is ringing.
- I’d stay in the garden with Him,Though the night around me be falling,But He bids me go; through the voice of woeHis voice to me is calling.