Pivot Questionnaire. One of those questions is "What sound do you love?" For some reason, this particular question popped into my (Scott) head recently in my Sunday School class. And I knew the answer.
I love to hear young kids say my name. How wonderful it is to hear "Mr. Scott!" (or "Mr. Wiley") spoken in a small voice.
A boy who had been out of Sunday School for several weeks was back. Throughout the morning, he was say, "Mr. Scott, look at...." I had to smile each time I heard it.
As I thought about it this week, another thought entered my head. Does God feel the same? Does He have an emotional response when we speak His name? Well, maybe emotional isn't the right word. God is God and not like us. But we know that God is love. Does He feel that love when we speak His name?
Often I don't call on God's name or ask Him to be a part of what I'm doing. I go though my day and don't give a lot of thought toward Him as I do the things I need to do, choose to do. Just blind neglect of His presence wherever I am and whatever I'm doing.
Or maybe I don't want Him involved in what I'm doing. Maybe I'm afraid of what He would say or do with it. Or tell me not to do it.
Maybe I'm over-thinking it. But I do know that I need to call on His name more. Think about Him more throughout the day.
My young friend called my name so I could experience things with Him. I need to do that with God. I need to call on God to be with me as I write or read or run errands, as I go about my daily tasks. Isn't that a life that's abundant, lived to the full? (John 10:10) A life that's connected with God. Maybe He's waiting to show me how much more my days could be.
If only I speak His name.