Reflect: Created to be Clingy


Devout:

How do you feel about being called clingy? I don’t think anyone liked to be called clingy, right? Even when you are a clingy person, that is not a verb that you associate with yourself. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being clingy. Some people love others and like to be around them all the time. Clingy can also be natural. Look at babies. Every baby is clingy to their mothers from the moment they are born. There are times when no one else can get in their space but mom or dad. Babies entirely depend on their parents, so clingy is a natural way for them. Have you ever seen a mom walking with a toddler on her legs its a beautiful sight? Many words come to mind from picturing a toddler like this; ownership, love, safety, comfort, and even happiness. God created us to be like a toddler holding on to their mother’s legs. He wants us to hold on to Him.


As a loincloth clings to a man’s waist, so I created Judah and Israel to cling to me, says the Lord. They were to be my people, my pride, my glory—an honor to my name. But they would not listen to me. Jeremiah 13:11


Listen, God created us to cling to Him. He wants us to have ownership, love, safety, and comfort in His presence. He wants us to be close enough so we can listen to Him. We are His pride and glory; what a fantastic feeling knowing that our creator created us to cling to Him. When we cling to God through His Son Christ Jesus, our life gets a lot better because we won’t have to worry about anything. Just like the toddler knows their parent will provide for them, clinging to God helps us know that our needs will be met.


“Heavenly Father, I want to learn how to cling to you in all things. Please show me what I need to let go of; I can cling to you. Draw me closer to you so that I can grow in your presence. Lord, I want to make your proud, I want to please you, I want to look to you in all things, so teach me, Lord, how to become clingy in my relationship with you. In the name of Christ, Jesus, our Lord, I pray. “


Journaling

How can you cling to God? By seeking His presence daily, through prayers, which is an intimate conversation between you and God. Here you can share your need to know God in a better way. Here you can let Him know you doubt His presence sometimes. When we are honest with God, it’s freeing. He is the one person we can talk to and won’t judge us. It is easy to come before God to write down the doubt you have about your relationship with Him. Then bring your list before Him in prayer.


We all have doubts about our faith sometimes or the others because our faith is not as the world expects. Tell me, have you ever wrote down the doubts you have in your heart?


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