Clinging Too Hard?

Jeremiah 13:11

11 For as the sash clings to the waist of a man, so I have caused the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah to cling to Me,’ says the Lord, ‘that they may become My people, for renown, for praise, and for glory; but they would not hear.’

Here we see the heart of God—longing for oneness with His people. God wants to identify with us in such a way that we receive the honor while He retains the glory.

With more than seven billion people in the world, I fully understand I am not the only one God is attending to. In fact, sometimes I feel guilty for seeking His attention so much. But after reading this verse, the guilt is rapidly fading.

I quickly discovered through this verse that God literally wants us to cling to Him—He wants all the clingy-ness—He wants us to draw close to Him—so close that when people see us they see Him.

Here we see God giving an example, through demonstration, of how near He wants us to be with Him. For a sash [linen waistband] to cling to the waist, a skin interaction is necessary—that’s how close God wants to be with you. That’s how tight He wants the relationship with you.

When next you think you’re bugging Him or calling on Him ‘too much,’ — I am here to tell you, that’s exactly what He wants. He doesn’t mind it. He loves it. He passionately longs for it.

No, you’re not clinging too hard.

#Thesunshinethagain

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14 responses to “Clinging Too Hard?”

  1. Clinging is the way that God loves it. It’s a joy to know that He is always present, always awaiting His children. He is a Good Good Father ✨🙏🏿. Thank you for this reminder 😊

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    1. Exactly! That’s how He likes it. A very great Father indeed…who’s ever so present and available and ready to jump in and help.
      Thank you Karen for stopping by 🙂💕

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      1. No problem 🤗. It was such a pleasure.

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  2. It is a beautiful verse, I didn’t know it. God gives us an important reminder.Thanks for this post

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    1. Thank you Yanni for reading. Glad I could share this verse with you.
      Have a blessed Sunday 💝

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    1. Hey Barb, that’s wonderful!
      He doesn’t mind it one bit.

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  3. What a comforting post – I am in full CLINGY MODE right now with God. Too many disappointments (+ over-the-top global challenges) are making it hard to stand without clinging to God! 🙂

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    1. Likewise! Cling mode activated full on over here. Can’t even do it on my own—-I n e e d Him.
      It is well. 🙂

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  4. This is so graceful. Thanks for sharing this verse sis. ❤
    It is refreshing to know that He wants us that close. And that He wants to be there for us always. 💃

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    1. Oh yes! Very refreshing indeed. He wants us near.
      Thank you for indulging. Have a blessed week. 💝

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  5. Thank you for this.

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    1. Thank you for reading 🙂

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