“I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me... that I may cause those that love Me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.” Proverbs 8:17, 21
The Lord ever seeks to change us, as He desires to bring us up into a cooperative relationship with Him in the outworking of His higher purposes. Before we can go with Him, we must first come to Him. Therefore, the Lord waits for us to reach out toward Him and invite Him to come within (those that seek Me early shall find Me).
“Come, My beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give you My loves.” Song of Solomon 7:11-12
The time that we spend devotionally in His presence is of tremendous importance. Each day, we should come into our “set apart place” to worship Jesus, and with a thankful heart acknowledge His goodness concerning us.
We should come into His presence in submission and dependence, as being a branch that is attached to the true vine (the tree of life) and give expression in audible worship, as we partake of communion with Him, and then devotionally read His Word. As we faithfully do this, day after day, an impartation of “Spirit” (His quickened presence) will flow into the depth of our being to build up our faith and provide us with the necessary “enabling grace” for obedience, so we can live and walk, closer to Jesus.