My sin was to neglect God. Yes I prayed, but on my terms not God’s. Only when I sacrificed my drive to succeed could I honour Him and prepare a way to walk with Him. It was a minor crisis and I was deep into fixing it. I knew the Lord was knocking on my door to spend time together, but wanting progress I put Him off. He did not ignore my rudeness. Instead of the smooth progress I had the audacity to ask for, came frustration after frustration.
Eventually I came to my senses and broke away to spend time with my Father. This was the message – Psalm 50
“The mighty One God the Lord speaks and summons the earth … Our God comes and will not be silent” Well, I was summoned! “Gather to me my consecrated ones who made a covenant with me …”
In a covenant with God I lose the right to push God aside. I am consecrated – set apart for Him.
“Hear, O my people and I will speak, O Israel and I will testify against you: I am God your God.”
God is God, So how can I put Him off while I work through my crisis? This is OUR crisis; we are together in covenant relationship and going together requires time together.
V22 “Consider this, you who forget God, … He who sacrifices thank offerings honours me, and prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.”
When my heart was right he could bring me the progress, but by then He was more important than the crisis.