Pray First

Courtesy  WikimediaThis past week I’ve been busy getting several writing projects finished, and sent to their respective audiences. I still have a long writing to do list sitting in front of me.

All this busyness does not, of Stack of Bookscourse, even touch on the other things which need attention in my life. Pilot. Kirby. Bear. Me. Emails to answer. Books to read. Knitting projects. House and yard to contend with. Exercise.

Let’s see…what have I forgotten? Oh, yeah. God.

OUCH.

Courtesy WikimediaNot that I have forgotten God, actually, but I noticed the other morning, He did not come first, as is my norm. I know if I do not start my day off with time devoted to listening and talking to God, I get busy with one thing after another, and before long, it’s lunch time, and I’ve neglected my time alone with the Creator of the Universe. Not good.

In my mind’s eye, when I neglect to have my prayer time first thing, I see a look of disappointment on Jesus’ face. I also see Satan doing a happy dance.

Sure, I send up prayers throughout the day, but I need to sit before the throne of grace early in the morning. Every morning.

As I’ve mentioned before, I am still learning how to be still before God. I’m learning how to slow down my busyness, and just sit. Operative word — learning.

Prayer is a privilege we have been granted through the torn curtain, which was the body of Christ on the cross. Through prayer, we are allowed access to the King of Kings and LORD of lords. Oh. My. Goodness.

Think of how much we look forward to spending time with a loved one. Wouldn’t we set aside our busyness to spend quality time with them? Multiply that feeling, and realize how much greater it is to spend time with our Savior.

Lord, every morning you hear my voice.
    Every morning, I tell you what I need,
    and I wait for your answer.  Psalm 5:3

Do you need to slow down your busyness to spend time with God?

 

I wish you well.

Sandy

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