I want to share a cool story of an encounter I had with God. It was a Sunday night, and I was in a foul mood. I had worked a long week and had barely slowed down for the weekend. I had had little to no time to myself and was about to face another week of work. I know that this is nothing huge to complain about; this way of life is common for most people. But knowing that still didn’t make me feel any better. So to not inflict my terrible mood on my wife, I went up to my balcony to spend some time with God.
I don’t know what it looks like when you spend time with God. Still, I usually try to be nice to Him or grateful or, at the bare minimum, behave in an appropriate way before the Creator of everything. Well, this time, I knew If I did the usual that it would be fake. A performance based on the idea that God expects something more of you than what you have to give. So I didn’t even try. I bluntly told God how I was doing and that He was free to do something about it or not, whatever He thought was best. Then I sat there for probably about 10 minutes, not expecting to hear anything back. God had other ideas.
I didn’t have to wait long before God started talking to me. He didn’t rebuke me or tell me to grow up like I was kind of expecting. He just shared some cool revelation with me, completely unrelated to anything I was feeling. I loved it. Anyone who has heard from God like this knows what I’m talking about. That feeling you get in your soul when you know that God is talking to you. Nothing compares to it. It refreshes your whole being. All of a sudden, having to work another week really didn’t bother me anymore.
I loved this time I spent with God because being with Him is the best thing in the world and reminded me that God doesn’t expect you to be happy and perfect to interact with Him. He takes you as you are every time. I think Jesus loved hanging out with children the most because they had not yet learned to try to appease Him by being ‘proper’ or ‘appropriate’. Just be honest and open with God, and He will treat you in kind.