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Where will you find God today… and tomorrow…and next week?

Picture1First, you have to be open to seeking His presence in your life. Matthew 6:33 states that we should seek first the kingdom of God. A friend of mine used say, “God is a gentleman. He may stand at the door and knock loudly, but He waits for us to let Him in.”

I like to view it as an old land-line phone, because that was the type I grew up with. God never hangs up- there is never a dial tone or the obnoxious, recorded female voice, “If you’d like to make your call again…” We are the ones who hang up and then pick up the receiver once more when we need it, have the time, or feel guilty because we have not done so in a while. I almost hear our Lord respond, “Hi. Welcome back. Now, as we were discussing…”

True, there have been times I have felt that holy bomp on the head. Perhaps you have as well. But for me, it’s usually in response to a prayer from which I too quickly lifted off my knees and ended without being still enough to await His response.

I don’t really “do” resolutions, but if there would be one thing I want to emphasize in my prayer life (and general attitude) this Woman Meditating
year it would be to stop and empty my thoughts enough in order to listen to God more. In fact, listening in every aspect of my life is warranted. It sees with all of our electronic devices, that is harder and harder to accomplish. It takes a conscious effort.

This year, what will you decide to do to help you find God in your everyday?

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“Prayer is a conversation, not a declaration.”    –  Barbara Maybee Good News Daily

“Do remember you are there to fuddle him. From the way some of you young fiends talk, anyone would suppose it was our job to teach!”         Screwtape’s first letter to Wormwood, a newbie devil, about how to handle his human.  –  C.S. Lewis

Before you get off your knees, take time to be still…and listen to His  response! Don’t hang up and stand up or you may miss an   important lesson,  a new insight, or a whisper of love.

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