Don’t touch me!

Last year I stumbled across a YouTube video that perfectly summarized my relationship with God at that time. Before I go on, I’ll let you watch it.

When I first began my mission year I was very closed to anything that God wanted to do in my heart. I didn’t want Him to “touch me.” I offered my “manta ray” (Much to Jesus’ chagrin – did you see the look on Max’s face? Perfect.) and kept my heart sealed away. God was telling me over and over again how much He wanted me and yet I refused to listen.

Here is another video of that same little boy and girl… And another great analogy of my relationship with Christ.

I spent my whole last year trying to hide from the Lord. And how ridiculous! Where was I hiding that He couldn’t find me? In the closet of an empty room? But He kept pursuing me. It wasn’t until my silent retreat this year that I really allowed the Lord to catch up to me and “touch me” and show me His infinite love. It only happened because I decided I was done running and ready to receive whatever He had for me – which was scary! I had no idea what it would cost me. Yet, when I let it happen I realized it was worth more than I could ever have imagined.

What is keeping you from opening your heart to God? What are you afraid of?
Today take a moment to pray for openness and let the Lord have just the tiniest little bit of space to move. Believe me, you won’t regret it.

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My name is Angela Hill and I am a second year Life Teen missionary. I am originally from Massachusetts, though I currently live in Atlanta, GA. Some of my favorite things include photography, reading, singing, and going to the ocean. I love hanging out with teens and I'm excited for all the ways God is going to use me in His mission this year! If you would like to contact me, ask me questions, or just keep in touch I encourage you to email me at [email protected]!