Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 HCSB
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. George Bernard Shaw*
Do you remember when the main purpose for a phone was person to person voice communication? People now use their phones for texting, checking email, taking pictures, shooting video, surfing the web, social networking, instrument tuning, storing audio and video downloads, video projection, microwave cooking, and shoe shining. Phones can now do so much, but I sometimes wonder if they have really enhanced communication.
I sometimes feel the same way about my prayer life. I’ve read books on prayer, gone to prayer conferences, listened to messages on prayer, and attended numerous prayer breakfasts where we ate way more than we prayed. All these other things are great, but I can’t help but feel that God would rather have us spend real time with Him in prayer.
Lord, help us to really communicate with You today.