Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Ear of God

"The goal of prayer is the ear of God, a goal that can only be reached by patient and continued and continuous waiting upon Him, pouring out our heart to Him and permitting Him to speak to us. Only by so doing can we expect to know Him, and as we come to know Him better we shall spend more time in His presence and find that presence a constant and ever-increasing delight." (E. M. Bounds)

Prayer is our pipeline to the Lord. It is this simple and easy access we have with our Heavenly Father to talk to Him at any time and any place that is the most gracious and loving gift He could hand over to us. We do not do it enough!

Our highest goal in this life would be what Brother Lawrence has stated:

" think on God often, by day, by night, in your business, and even in your diversions. He is always near you and with you; leave Him not alone! You would think it rude to leave a friend alone who came to visit you; why, then, must God be neglected? Do not, then, forget Him, but think on Him often, adore Him continually, live and die with Him; this is the glorious employment of a Christian. In a word, this is our profession; if we do not know it, we must learn it. " (The Practice of the Presence of God)

We do not live by a religion in which God is a deity to whom we strive to please by works and rote prayers, but we live our lives in a relationship with a God who is our sovereign and caring Father... who loves us intensely. He seeks our communion and fellowship and devotion with Him daily, in the moments and in the steps of each hour. He desires for us to talk to Him.

Do not forget HIM! Yes, this is our job, our "profession".
Pray on your knees. Pray in your set times. BUT
Pray.....TALK.... to your Father all day, as you sit, as you walk, as you drive, as you work.... He waits.

Today Kurt and I pray. We are talking to our Father for wisdom and understanding and insight.
Kurt has had two cards placed on the table before him in his new job situation. As I mentioned before in earlier posts, God has always just placed the one. It was clear what way God wanted Kurt to walk in.

We look to HIM for His way and His path. We seek His ear, we pour out our hearts to Him, and wait....wait for Him to do His good will and pleasure in our lives. This we desire.

Get to know your God through talking to Him. He waits. Pray....


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