Fun fact about me:
I hate horror movies with the burning fire of a thousand suns.
.. I was reminded of that fact tonight.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray WITHOUT ceasing.
That means, never stopping. ALWAYS praying. Constant conversation with God.
I think something that I need to discipline myself to be more aware of, is God’s presence in EVERY moment. He says it right in His word “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5b)
The problem is, we can’t make as bold of a promise. Because we’re human. We often forget that He is with us at ALL times. (note: I say “we” because I myself am SO guilty of doing this) & this is how He intended relationship with Him to be like. Two-sided. Him surrounding us at every moment of every day, and us engaging in one anotherness right back. This is what a normal relationship with Christ should be.. and yet we fall short every day. We get up in the morning, and maybe invite Him into our day, but then my the time we’re munching on our cereal 25 minutes later, we’re onto the next thought, and just left Jesus in the bedroom when we said “Amen”.
Or maybe we get a little bit further with Him at least. And we remember His presence with us until we step into the school building, or the office, or wherever your day continues. But THIS is not what He wants. What He longs for, is intimacy throughout the ENTIRE day.
He wants us to remember, and feel His presence when we eat our boring oatmeal. When we have the same conversation with that friend in first period that we do day after day after day. When we walk down the hallway to go to the bathroom. Or when we’re eating lunch in an insanely busy cafeteria with voices so loud you can’t even hear your own thoughts, and paper airplanes flying overhead.
When we’re more aware of His presence, we will start to move with Him. The Spirit will be taken out of our subconscious, and brought forward into every single part of our lives.
I pray for this awareness for myself, and also for you. KNOW GOD.
Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Ephesians 5:18-20