God is listening. Has He heard from you lately?

“I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.”  Luke 11:8.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Genesis 27-28, Psalm 4, and Luke 11.

God is willing, and we are able, but will we?

In today’s story an unhappy person gave his persistent neighbor what he wanted.

God is different: He wants to give us things.

We can connect to God, but do we?

We have a willing God, combined with an ability on our parts to connect in to that “willingness.”  Yet how infrequently we activate our part in this.

It is embarrassing if you spend time thinking about it.  We claim to have a relationship to God and often behave as if we don’t.  What is wrong with us!

My relationship to God must be close and ongoing.  It cannot be occasional and be expected to be taken seriously.

It takes discipline to stay close to God.  There are so many distractions.  I am finding, however, that there are plenty of lulls in which a quick connect (to Him) can happen.  The issues are; (1) recognizing those lulls, and (2) using them to connect.

I have been persisting lately is repeating the line: “God, where are You in this moment and what do you want me to see and do?”  When I say that line I am immediately drawn to seeing what is going on where I am at.  I appreciate the camera on my desk.  I appreciate the melting snow out my window.  I am thankful for the reference books that I have.

“Lord, You are great and You never leave me.  Forgive me for losing track of our relationship.  I want You running me.  Please take charge over me. I surrender everything to You.  Guide me.  Direct my path this day, I beg.”

He is willing and we are able.  Take the next step; make a direct connection to Him now.

 

 

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