‘LET US GO WITH YOU, FOR WE HAVE HEARD…GOD IS WITH YOU.’ ZECHARIAH 8:23
God told His people through the prophet Zechariah, ‘Many…shall…seek the Lord… saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you”‘ (Zechariah 8:22-23 NRS). God’s presence changes everything! When it shines through your life others are drawn to what they can see and sense.
It happened to a fast food cook named Nicholas Herman. Dissatisfied with his life, he worried constantly about whether or not he was even saved. Then one day as he studied a tree he was struck by the same truth that David talks about in Psalm 1:3, that the secret to growing spiritually lies in being rooted and grounded in something (and someone) deeper than yourself. So Nick decided to make his life an experiment in what he termed ‘the habitual, silent, secret conversation of the soul with God.’
These days he’s better known as Brother Lawrence, the name his friends gave him. Chances are you’ve heard of him and his writings. Although he spent his life in obscurity working in a kitchen, how he interacted with God has made people around the world long to know God like he did. His friends said he ‘found God everywhere…as much while repairing shoes as…praying with the community.’ And after he died they compiled a book of his letters and conversations called Practicing the Presence of God. It’s one of the most widely read books of the last four centuries. Jesus said, ‘And I, if I am lifted up…will draw all peoples to myself’ (John 12:32 NKJ).
So the more you allow Him to express Himself through your life, the more others will be attracted to Him.