Let Me Be Frank… 3-4-20

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” 
Jeremiah 29:13
 
The alarm hasn’t even gone off and I’ve already planned my day.  I have a long list, too.  I’m ambitious with my lists because I don’t have a good sense of how long things actually take.  But that’s another issue entirely. :0)
 
You know what typically doesn’t make my list?

PRAYER

It’s not on my list, because it is part of my routine.  Sometimes, my prayers are just me talking.  No pauses, no waiting, just my voice.  What would happen if God actually spoke to me as I prayed?  Would this be my response? 

“Don’t interrupt me while I’m interrupting.”
Winston Churchhill

Prayer is more than just a one-sided conversation, but how many times do we “interrupt” God with our plans, our desires, and our agenda when God is trying to get our attention?  What if God wants to speak to us and can’t get a word in edgewise?  Have you experience that before?  There was never any space to speak…  There was never an opportunity to add to the conversation.
 
We have our lists and our days mapped out before we even hit snooze.  But did we build in space to really hear the voice of God?  Do we put ourselves in a posture of prayer…
 
When we make time for God, He is faithful.  Jeremiah 29:11 is a beautiful life verse for many, but it comes right after the promise that they will be exiled in Babylon for seventy years.  Can you listen to the voice of God even when you feel like He isn’t answering your prayers the way you want Him to?
 
Prayer is a bit like the game “hide and seek,” except God isn’t hiding…
 
“When you seek Me with your whole heart, you will find Me.”
 
Don’t have an answer?  Keep seeking God.
Anxious about tomorrow? Keep seeking God.
Ready to give up? Keep seeking God.
Think you have it all figured out?  Keep seeking God.
Life is good and the family is healthy?  Keep seeking God.
 
Make space in your life for prayer.  But, when you do, wait for Him to speak, too.  Seek God and you will find Him. 
We are Central… and we’re in this TOGETHER! 
SOLI DEO GLORIA
-F