Glancing again at Luke chapter 8 you may notice another sweet verse: “On the other side of the lake the crowds received Jesus with open arms because they had been waiting for Him.” (Luke 8:40) That is where I want to be – waiting for Him with open arms, and not pushing Him away.
Are you lacking peace? Could you be hanging onto some sin and fearing you will be “caught”? Will you allow God to expose you today, or will you tell Him to “go away”? Will you dare to pray this prayer that David prayed:
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” (Psalm 139:23-24, NLT)