As I settled more into this routine of morning reading and prayer it gets easier to connect quicker and start my conversation with God.
Today’s message is simple. He said “Tell them I do listen. I hear their cry’s in the dark. Come closer to me so I can give you comfort.”
One of this mornings readings was Psalm 13. David seems to always start with being angry with God and seems like he’s literally screaming at him sometimes. What I noticed in verses 5-6 was David says “I’ve thrown myself headlong into your arms. I’m celebrating your rescue. I’m singing at the top of my lungs. I’m so full of answered prayers.”
I’m not saying it’s easy to do this. It sounds simple yet is sooo hard to do in reality.
As I continued my conversation with God, he repeated “I do listen. But they have to open their own ears to hear my response. Quiet their mind and hope their hearts. Accept these trials and know I will turn their pain into prosper. Lean into me, not into the world.”
I questioned the word “prosper”. He said “yes, prosper”. okey dokey, prosper it is then.
I can’t tell you how vulnerable it is to write this but it’s ok if you think I’m a bit crazy. It’s ok if you think I’m off my rocker. It’s ok if you think that God doesn’t talk directly to us. The messages I’m relaying to you are still valid and they do apply to each of us.
I didn’t wake up a few weeks ago and say “hey, it would be cool to talk to God.” I’ve been praying and meditating for many years. I don’t know what’s different this time. Maybe I do know. I’ve gotten the courage to acknowledge it and share it this time. AND … I’ve decided to not keep it to myself. This journey is so powerful I can’t keep under a basket.
He listens! Are you?