I'm in the middle of reading a book and one chapter is called Leaving the Porch. It brings up the big question........why are we content to just stand on the porch? Are we just peeking into the light-filled, inviting windows of God's dwelling? What keeps us from marching into the interior rooms where He is waiting?
When the weather outside is raining hail, high-winds, and tornado warnings, I scoot off the porch and go inside with Him. Does he yell at me because I stayed on the porch too long and am a frightened mess and dripping wet all over His floors? Never! I am protected, loved, and secure in these interior rooms. We talk, I stop shaking, and we wait out the storm together.
So He asks me everyday of my life to leave the porch and come inside. There doesn't have to be a storm raging outside in order for me to sit with my Father and talk. What hinders me?
Proverbs 2:6-8 "For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints".