2 Chronicles 15:2b - Our Relationship With God.

2 Chronicles 15:2b - Our Relationship With God.

2 Chronicles 15:2b (NIV)  The LORD is with you when you are with 
him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake 
him, he will forsake you. 

2 Chronicles 15:2b (AMP)  The Lord is with you while you are 
with Him. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him, craving Him as 
your soul's first necessity], He will be found by you; but if you 
[become indifferent and] forsake Him, He will forsake you. 

  Our response to God greatly determines His presence in our 
lives. If we seek God with all of our hearts, then we will find Him (Je 
29:13-14). The Lord wants to have fellowship with us, but He will not force 
a relationship upon us. We cannot reject fellowship with God and 
expect Him to remain near. He does not merely follow us throughout our 
day in case we need His assistance. If we continue to forsake Him, a 
time will come when we desperately need Him and He will not be near 
(Is 59:1-2).  
  It is an affront to sovereign God to treat Him like a servant 
who should wait upon us. God will relate to us on His terms, not 
ours. God desires a close walk with us. He will make His presence real 
and personal if that is our desire. If we repent of our sin and seek 
God on His terms, we can look forward to intimate fellowship with 
Him (Jam 4:8-10). We are to continually seek Him, not content to 
enter a new day without the assurance that God is walking beside us.  
  Do you say you want to experience God's presence while your 
actions reveal otherwise? If you say you want to know God better but 
neglect studying His word, are you truly seeking Him? Have you regularly 
forsaken the place of prayer? If your actions reveal that you are 
genuinely seeking God, then He promises that you will find Him (Mt 7:7). 
[Experiencing God Day by Day by Henry and Richard Blackaby re 2Ch. 15:2] 

God's Guidance
  When I meditated on the word Guidance, I kept seeing "dance" 
at the end of the word. I remember reading that doing God's will is 
a lot like dancing. When two people try to lead, nothing feels 
right. The movement doesn't flow with the music, and everything is 
quite uncomfortable and jerky. When one person realizes that, and lets 
the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives 
gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing lightly in 
one direction or another. It's as if two become one body, moving 
beautifully. The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from 
one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other. My eyes 
drew back to the word Guidance. 
  When I saw "G: I thought of God, followed by "u" and "i","God, 
"u" and "i" dance." God, you, and I dance. As I lowered my head, I 
became willing to trust that I would get guidance about my life. Once 
again, I became willing to let God lead 
  My prayer for you today is that God's blessings and mercies be 
upon you on this day and everyday. May you abide in God as God abides 
in you. Dance together with God, trusting God to lead and to guide 
you through each season of your life. 
  And I Hope You Dance! (E-mail)