Digging Deeper: The Elephant in the Elevator

“You can rely on His presence.”

Being in an elevator can be quite the awkward experience, can’t it? You get on with a purpose, and usually that purpose is not to talk to other people, but to reach your destination and promptly get off without having to interact with anyone. It’s the unspoken rule of elevator rides: keep to yourself and don’t bother anyone. 

It can be easy to treat God that way. Sometimes we choose to avoid interacting with Him because we don’t want to bother Him with our seemingly insignificant problems. Other times, we’re ashamed of ourselves and would rather not own up to actions. And yet other times we openly ignore our Heavenly Father because we want to mind our own business and live our lives.

But God wants more than that from us. He wants to pursue a relationship with us. He doesn’t want an awkward “elevator interaction”; He wants a genuine connection where we can come to Him for anything. Whether it’s a request, a plea, or just a thought that’s on our mind, He wants to hear it all. He wants a personal relationship with us. The God of the universe, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, the One who died so that we can have life — that’s the God who desires to be present in our lives, and we would be foolish not to take Him up on that. 

Revelation 3:20 says, “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” 

If you were to step into an elevator with God Himself, what would that look like? Would you cower in the corner, avoiding eye contact and saying nothing, feeling uncomfortable the entire way down to the lobby? Or would you immediately embrace Him and let Him know your feelings, secrets, dreams, and fears? That’s the kind of relationship that we should pursue with God. Take some time today to come before Him in prayer and begin the journey towards intimate connection with your Heavenly Father. 

Watch the full message from the series Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe here.