“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” (2 Cor. 5:20, NIV).
Do you hear the Holy Spirit’s strong vocabulary here in this verse? That’s Him imploring us, longing for our spirit, beckoning to us. Imploring us to be reconciled to Him. God is longing that there would be no distance between us. His heart is reaching out to ours in intense earnestness, bidding us to come back close. He can hardly stand any distance between Him and the ones that He so tenderly loves.
Being reconciled to God does not only refer to the day that you and I first received Him. It also applies any time we allow distance to come up between us and Him. Sometimes this happens because of a guilty conscience, or busyness, or misplaced priorities, or any number of reasons. Every time it does, the Spirit of Jesus each time implores us to come back in close to His heart. If there has been a disruption in our relationship with God for any reason, He immediately begins to call to us with this yearning of His.
He invites us with all His heart and soul to be reconciled. His earnest desire is that no prolonged time would go by with distance in the relationship. As soon as there is any kind of static, He is once again Continue reading The Spirit of Jesus Calls