Tuesday, August 7, 2007

If Only Our Prayers Were More Like This

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's nothing like being convicted by the actions of a child. I have often been touched by the honest prayers of children, but this was the first time that I have been convicted. My own prayer life is not nearly as organic to have prayers as those that the children prayed.

What happens during that transition from childhood to adulthood that makes it so difficult for adults to have the faith of a child, the faith that Jesus praised? Psalm 145:18 says, "The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth." Perhaps our spirits and minds are so muddled up and corroded by the stuff of life--schedules, to-do lists, errands, agendas--that our spirits and minds are in desperate need of a cleansing so that we can call on God in truth. Not out of alterior motives, not to ask God to sign-off on our own agendas and plans for our lives. But to find Him, to know Him--to know His ways and not just His acts.

We must call on God and seek Him in truth. We must be honest not only with God, but also with ourselves before Him. We need an organic spiritual life--all natural, fresh, pure, free of all polutants. ~Joy

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