“My heart has heard you say, ‘Come and talk with me.’ And my heart responds, ‘Lord, I am coming.’” (Psalm 27:8, NLT)
Until tonight, I’d never heard Psalm 27:8 in the NLT translation. It stole my breath away.
We’d been talking in Bible study about what it would look like — in our everyday lifestyle — to be “all in” for God.
And then we read that verse.
So many times I hear God calling, but I say, “I’m busy, Lord.” “Lord, look at all the things I have to do still!”
It doesn’t seem to matter that each time I say, “yes,” He multiplies my time and leaves my heart at peace and full of joy. I just get trapped in the multitude of my anxieties — the mountain of my to-do list. “Lord, I can’t. Not now.”
Then I’m tempted to give Him my leftovers. “Okay, I got it all done. Let me squeeze you in for five minutes.”
But wow, the heart of the psalmist: “Lord, I am coming.”
I’ll drop everything.
I just want to be where You are.
There’s nowhere I’d rather be, nothing I’d rather do, than sit with You. Love on You. Let You love on me.
Tonight I felt Him calling me away, and I came. And peace — deep peace — stole over my soul.
“My heart has heard you say, ‘Come and talk with me.’ And my heart responds, ‘Lord, I am coming.’”
Lord, may that be the response of my heart whenever you call to me.