“To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens! Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He is gracious to us.” (Psalm 123:1-2)
It is not that the Lord is distant or holding back. The word belief is one of action. The Lord desires that our heart be transformed so that our action is one of a true heart that seeks Him. Draw close to the Lord and He will draw close to you. Is this not true of every relationship you have? It is two, coming together. The Lord is offering mutuality and He will be gracious, but you must draw close to and abide in Him through faith.
Lord remove any conditionality I have in my heart that I may earnestly and honestly draw close to You. Guide me, Lord, by Your grace, that I would come to You and abide in You as You have promised to abide in me. Lead me ever deeper in this relationship with You that I may now and forever be guided by You, Your precepts and the grace, mercy and love that You grant to those who are Yours.
Lord Jesus, You have chosen disciples and poured Your life into them. Lead me, O Lord, to be one of Your disciples. Guide me according to Your goodness to see the hope You give. By Your grace, help me to live into the faith You have given me that I would now and forever abide in You and Your presence. By Your example, show me how to walk with You and to live as You teach me to live. Amen.