‘Epiphany’ in the dictionary is defined as “an illuminating discovery, a realization or disclosure.” I have experienced several epiphanies or “light bulb moments” while spending time with God.
Times when I do not hear or connect with God run directly proportional to the time I take to “be still” and listen to what God has to say. My recent epiphany is the realization that my lack of communing with God causes me to have an arid, thirsty soul. God does not distance Himself from me; I distance myself from Him. I am a light only when connected to the power source, God.
A flashlight was designed to produce light. A flashlight, without batteries, is a flashlight that produces nothing. I may have both batteries and a flashlight, but if I do not place the cells in the proper position to receive the power, there’s no light.
The “feeling” of distance from God is not God closing the door, turning out the light, or walking away. Remind yourself that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and always. Grab your Bible, find a quiet place, and ask Him to talk to you. Start by reading His letter to you (Bible) and He will show Himself in ways you never experienced before.
Trust me, Jesus wants to be your friend. Silence was never His idea.
And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.