Life is amazingly good when it’s simple and amazingly simple when it’s good. ~Terri Guillemets
Matthew 6:5 The Message
Pray with Simplicity
“And when you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat?”
1 Timothy 6:6-8 The Message
“A devout life does bring wealth, but it’s the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that’s enough.”
It’s Sunday, a day of rest, a time to worship You, Lord. I must confess I have been back-sliding, as we say in the South. I’ve worshipped You these Sundays during summer in Your Natural Cathedral. No man-made church or cathedral can compete with the beauty of Your Magnificent Creation. Is that an excuse? Maybe. Is that acceptable in Your sight. I think so.
I commune with You daily. I spend hours searching for scripture, quotes, pictures, videos, songs, hymns, that express my feelings that day, that moment, that specific period of time.
I find myself straying from simply communing with You, Lord.
Please forgive me.
I want to write my thoughts, questions, doubts, fears; I want to thank You for the happiness, joy, peace, love, tenderness, and compassion shown towards me by You and by Your children.
I want to leave this chair and commune with You actively as I go about my day.
I know writing will never be absent from my time with You. As I write, I see more of what You are trying to teach; how You are able to reach me where I am, where I live. The ability to edit, re-write, erase, add, stop and start all over again is concentrated worship.
Join me throughout my day today, Father, on this day of rest. Help me to enjoy Your presence fully and thankfully.
I ask these things most sincerely, and as simply as I am able today. Amen