If you met the Queen of England you wouldn’t just stroll up to her and say ‘what’s up’. There are formal rituals in place to ensure that we address them in a respectful way to honor her title. According to the Royal family’s website you would curtsy and refer to her as ‘Your Majesty.’
It’s interesting; when we meet royalty or celebrities we get so excited and are so in awe of their title or talent. But when we come before the God of the Universe who sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV) we take Him for granted.
Just this week, I have been guilty of treating God and my time in prayer like a drive through hopping in the express lane because I don’t have ‘time’ to cultivate a true relationship. If a friend called and the first thing he/she said was ‘hey can you spot me $20’ and then hung out we would be completely offended. How dare they call me, not even bother with niceties and then have the nerve to ask for my money.
But how often do we do that with God, treating Him like an ATM machine when we could, by the blood of Jesus, build a relationship with the one true God. Yet we settle for keeping God at arm’s length because we believe our own lies that we’re too ‘busy’ but in reality our hearts have just grown cold to the voice of God.
How mind-blowing is it that we as sinful humans can be redeemed and truly know God. How amazing is it that the almighty, most Holy, righteous God desires for us to know Him in the first place.