Abide in me.
Remain in me.
Come to me.
I hear Jesus call. I hear him urge me to rest.
I have spent this week frustrated- wondering HOW?
And I felt as though He said to me today, be near me.
Acknowledge me. Pray to me- in all things, at all times.
Say thank you- all day long.
When a friend is talking to you, asking for prayer- pray right then- lift your voice to me in prayer.
Depend on me– that means- seek me through prayer.
Pray with your kids, pray with your husband, pray, pray, pray. Pray in your spirit.
Because prayer is conversation with me. Acknowledging that I am Lord of your life.
It humbles you– reminds you of who you are and who I am.
I feel so aware of my sin these days. I see how selfish I am- how I try to control and manage things- how I seek others advice after God has already given me an answer.
Why do I hesitate to simply pray?
I can only change by submitting myself to God. Daily acknowledging my need. Seeing the reality of my sin as well as the truth that I am washed clean. I am reconciled- now I need to live in the light of His countenance.
I cannot receive help if I am not walking with Him. If he is not near, how can he reach out with His hand to catch me- to uphold me and keep me from falling headlong?
So I pray, and I hope today- Nearer God, Come Still Nearer
Lord, I want to be near to you. I am daily seeking you- hungry for you. May I seek you in all things this day- pray with each person I see- acknowledge your Lordship over all. In humility, not caring what people think of me, nor seeking their approval- but seeking only your approval-to live a life of obedience. May I simply love and claim Your Name everywhere I go. May your Name be always on my lips. In Jesus Name, Amen.