Are we satisfied with a “passing by” relationship with God? Or are we constraining Him to Abide?
God’s not satisfied with a passing by relationship with you. He wants to remain with you.
God doesn’t mind when we stop Him, grab hold of Him, reach out and say, “Do not pass me by.”
22 So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. Exodus 33:22 NKJV
2 So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the ground, 3 and said, “My Lord, if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant. Genesis 18:2-3 NKJV
28 Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther. 29 But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them. Luke 24:28-29 NKJV