According to recent Barna research, over 90% of Protestant Americans claim to have prayed in the last seven days. The same survey concluded that 54% read their Bible and 52% attended church in that same time span.
Don’t know about you, but those figures make me sad. What are we missing by not bounding out of our slumber and running to meet with the God of the universe every single day? What does He want to share with us? What does He want to show us about life, marriage, work, raising our kids or our true purpose on this planet?
How it must break His heart that we are so self-indulgent and independent that our sleep, or television show is a higher priority. The sin of the Eden was that of independence – choosing to go our own way and do life the way we want to and the heck with God’s ideas. It seems we haven’t really progressed much since then.
JI Packer – God guides us as we think things out in His presence.
Psalm 16:11 tells us that in His presence is fullness of joy.
Any of us need some joy? What about wisdom, or guidance or strength? It’s not rocket science. Our Father is waiting patiently to give us “all things”, if we would but listen to him and follow. He promises that if we will seek Him first, and His kingdom, that all the other things we need will be added unto us.
Seek is a verb. Seeking is a choice. He longs for time with each of us. He longs for us to experience His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven – Now.
Let’s pray that we will become more deliberate in our choosing to draw near to Him, listen to His voice and follow Him. Let’s pray that we will experience His manifest presence in our daily lives and that He will rock our world.
Like Moses (Exodus 3) we must choose to turn aside to experience His presence.
Don’t miss another day……………