My favorite thing to do during my daily 2 mile walk is communicate with God. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to "pray without ceasing" so every opportunity I have in my day I talk with the Lord. When I share my heart with Him I'm letting God know how much I trust Him and depend upon Him. Just today I was telling Him what a beautiful life I have. I said, "Lord, my life is so wonderful and so beautiful, I couldn't imagine anything better" -- expect perhaps having a husband and a pint of sticky-toffee pudding ice cream in my freezer. :)
If people would add up all the time they spend communicating with others, including the hours they share gossip, drama and non-sensical ranting not to mention the give and take of issues that do not even relate to our heavenly Father, can you imagine what kind of dynamic relationship they would have today with God if they gave Him even half of that time?
It can take months of daily interaction with someone just to truly come to know that person. Hurray for the dating world! But what about God... not Bob?
The Creator of the Universe gets a few prayers on Sunday, some thanks before a meal and a lot of "911" calls when life gets tough. How sad and how pointless for Believers to miss the mark on this one.
When we look at Jesus, we see the perfect example of "praying without ceasing." Jesus sought true fellowship with God through prayer with everything and did absolutely nothing on His own. By this He gained wisdom, power and revelation needed to carry out the Father's will. As a result He was able to represent God perfectly to all people He encountered.
What about you? Is it your heart's desire to be an example of Jesus to those you meet or do you still have people wondering whose company you are keeping? Folks, prayer isn't rocket science, really. True prayer is simply communicating with God and His Word -- on His terms [according to His will].
By daily communing with the Lord you will gain a heart to heart and face to face [spiritually] encounter with God. Abiding in this place of prayer grants you access to the 'inner chamber' -- the secret place of God's Presence. Trust me, when you're walking past two lightly chained pit bulls at dusk, you'll be glad He's right by your side.
I WILL GROW UP... PROMISE!!
Only in this place of abiding, will Believers begin to see the amazing and almost incomprehensible things of God.
GBY! Barbara :)
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