The King’s Lap
LIFE. Ok, enough said. It can be bothersome at times, frustrating to say the least. Personally there are times I think an angry 2 year old has something going when they throw their body to the floor, kicking their feet, thrashing about while icky sobs are forced between clinched teeth. Ever have a day, month or years where you too want to throw a tantrum and ‘get it all out?’
This week my heart is in a heavy place. I’ve done lot of crying out to God, even some honest ‘screaming’, (in private mind you) would not want to freak anyone out. It was in one of these intense moments, I felt impressed to ‘step back’ in spirit and attempt to see God. I was humbled by the scene that unfolded before me. In my heart, I saw myself pressed up against the Lord as close as I could get, which was absolutely wonderful, but I saw something I had not seen in a long time. A throne.
I was instantly made aware that we have the most GREAT privilege of intimacy with God the Father. But … He is still a King. We are so busy at times, crying our woes against His breast that we forget the large picture. As we are crawled up in His lap, we are in the lap of the King, on a throne. Interesting image isn’t it?
As we pour out our heart before God, using our slang, our attitudes, our honesty, we at times get lost in the fact of … US. In this we forget reverence, and respect to HIM. The Word says ‘come boldly before the throne of grace’, (Heb. 4:16) it does not say ‘come cocky’ or ‘come thrashing.’ Oh, He can take it. I’ve had to tell myself: “Self, your God created the universe, He can also create a big enough play pin for you in your immature bouts of self pity, and your wailing wall moments.” However, He simply enfolds me in His love and quiets me. The King on a throne.
In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus tells us how to approach God in the intimacy of prayer. He is so careful to begin with “Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name…” First establishing family, a relationship, our Papa. Yet, He is of heaven – lifted high and His throne continues to be a sign of authority, majesty and the exalted rule of God. His name is to be respected, and honored, invoked as sovereign. He is The King.
Please don’t get me wrong. He is loving, accepting, and SOO full of grace and mercy, remember I too sit in His lap. We CAN pour out our hearts, in a balanced bold approach. This week, I invite you to join me, bend a knee, bow your head and express Him honor, remembering reverently all the while that your Papa God to Whom you ‘tell it like it is and get it all out’, He is THE King on a wonderful throne!
“Now to the King, eternal, immortal,
invisible, the only God, be honor
and glory forever and ever.”
(1 Tim. 1:17)
Have a God-loving, in the King’s lap, week.
In Him, DeDe (“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love & good deeds” ~ Heb. 10:24)