…love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and length of your days…
Scripture tell us to “cling” to the LORD. When I read this verse I think about the way a baby or small child will hold on to their parent. A child will cling to a parent to show love, because they are frightened, for protection, for security, etc. And what does a loving parent do in return? They love, comfort, and protect them. They provided them the security that others cannot. God is our heavenly Father. He will do all the same things for us with perfection.
The word cling literally means to hold tightly. To hold on to anything tightly requires effort. We hold our wallets or purses as we go through the mall with little effort. However, if someone attempted to steal them we would increase our grip. It would require more strength. You would likely use all your strength to maintain possession because inside your wallet or purse is the means to provide life (food, shelter, clothing) for your family. Take the same approach with God. Hold tightly to Him with all your strength. Holding on to Him IS your life (you daily bread, your tower of refuge and strength, your salvation). The enemy is always trying to steal Him away from our thoughts and lives. Satan’s job is to try to shift our focus so we will loosen our grip on God’s Word to reach for things of the world.
Our focus has to remain on God. If you are holding on tightly to God you cannot help but learn His ways. If you are clinging to Him, then you are walking with Him because He is constant and does change path. If you are clinging to Him you are doing godly things. If you cling to God you can rest assured that when the time comes you will hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
To get a stronger grip, you are going to have to work your muscles. Spiritually speaking, that means pray more, read your Bible daily, truly study God’s word, listen to the Holy Spirit, and be obedient to His call in your life.
Written in service to my first love - Jesus Christ,
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