Monday, 25 May 2020 Genesis 18:16-33
And the LORD went His way, as soon as He had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place. -Genesis 18:33[KJV]
Saints of the past and present are well aware of the sweetness of communing with God. Here very early in the book of Genesis, we witness a glimpse of such a sweet communion that Abraham had with God. A warm welcome to the unknown guests at the door of his tent paved the way for such a sweet communion. God was really pleased in with Abraham and his household during that short visit and repeats His promise of the seed of Abraham.
That was not all—both the parties were interested to linger longer. Genesis 18:17 "And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do." God speaks His heart to Abraham, as He was getting ready for the next important task. See, how natural that communion was! No religious rituals were involved in this short and sweet communion the saint had with his Creator God. They talked in a very normal way, but very important matters. One will be amazed to see the closeness of both parties involved. This closeness had paved the way for Abraham to intercede for the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. A beautiful picture of intercessory prayer is given in this passage and need to be meditated upon by all who wish to have such kind of communion with God.
The New Testament picture of the closest communion with God is given to every believer as he approaches the Lord's table. As we read it in 1Cor. 10: 16 "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?" Dear saints of God what more is left out? The communion of the blood and body of Christ our Savior and God, is shared with His beloved on the Lord's table. Or in other words, God Himself in totality is present in this, to commune with his beloved saints. How important for us to come prepared to enter into this beautiful communion with God. As Abraham had prepared the table before his visitors, we need to prepare our hearts to commune with God. The table set with all richness and sweetness of complete surrender and trust. This is the meat and the milk of our communion. God cherishes this offering of a surrendered life. He will pour out His heart to those who prepare themselves and submit before Him. They are the ones who will experience the highest level of intimacy with the Lord! What a blissful communion awaits those who are willing to wait a little longer in His presence.
Today will you prepare your heart before Him and be willing to wait a little longer? He will surely speak His heart to you. Prepare yourself and wait for Him to enjoy your surrendered life. You will receive more than what you can imagine and think of. See how Abraham offered the best on the table and stood standing beside the three visitors and was blessed abundantly. So prepare yourself today and give yourself unconditionally into His hand, God will keep you in this lively communion with Him.
Prayer: LORD, I want to have this beautiful communion with you. I hereby surrender all that I have before you and wait for you. Please accept me as I am and help me to enter into your presence to have this communion today. Amen.