Apr 11, 2013

Walk-ins Welcome

We all make appointments for services like haircuts, restaurants, doctors, dentists, tattoos, eye exams, ear testing, auto mechanics, chiropractors, pharmacies and anything else we fancy.

And when we make an appointment, it is our time; no one else can take it! Or can they? By now you have probably discovered that even if you have an appointment, it doesn’t necessarily mean that “they” keep your scheduled time.

You call, schedule an appointment three weeks out. And then when you arrive, you still have to wait in waiting room until they move you to another room where you wait.

Hey this is my time; didn’t we agree that you would serve me at “ten-o-clock”? Its twenty five minutes past my appointment time!

And what happens when you need some service and don’t have an appointment? Some places won’t even consider performing a service unless you make an appointment or are a “repeat” customer. 

It is at this point that you start to look for places that take and welcome “walk-ins”. But your chance of getting in will require a longer wait of some sort. Or, it may mean that you will get your service provided by someone less experienced.

Does this apply to God; does He require us to make appointments with Him in order to meet with Him? Or does He do things differently than we humans…

It is my observation that He is abundantly available; you don’t even have to have an appointment! He loves to take “walk-ins”! And, it doesn’t mean that you will get your service provided by someone less experienced. He personally provides for you.

Psalm 46 in the Bible says;

 God is our refuge and strength, a very present (abundantly available) help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;” (Psalm 46:1-2 NKJV emphasis by me)

He is abundantly available, ready to meet with you; lavishly longing to spend time with you. Stop, right now, and go to Him. He will meet with you. Walk-ins are welcome.

 “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.” (Psalm 46:10 MSG)

"Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved."

"Scripture taken from The Message (MSG)  Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson  

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