“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs fom their heartfelt advice.” Proverbs 27:9
At the core of Evergreen’s beliefs is our need and desire to be relational with God. Having a close personal friendship with Him allows us the safety and security of recognizing unconditional love, even in a world where you are accepted only as long as you do exactly what people want. Having a strong relationship with God helps us to have healthy relationships with others.
A good visual to keep God with me at all times is to open the door for Him. When I am walking into a meeting, a store, work, home or church, I will pause for a split second and hold the door open for God to walk through, thus inviting Him into the room and into the situation before myself, my needs or desires. I didn’t grow up with a strong relationship with God, I felt His presence but denied my love, feeling too angry at my circumstances. I was disobedient for a long time.
The beauty and grace that God gives us through unconditional love is meeting us where we are at. He recognizes we are disobedient and it breaks His heart, but it doesn’t make Him love us any less. Try it today. Hold the door open for God and let Him in to work His will in your day.