Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8a
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. James 4:10
I just love prayer. Now I’m not talking about sitting down and going through my Laundry List of requests. Of course there is nothing wrong with praying for specific requests, we are called to do that. Petition, especially for others, is an honor and a blessing. But I’m talking about just sitting down (or kneeling or lying prostrate or pacing) and BEING with the Lord in prayer.
Do you “be still and know that He is God”? Or are you always fussing to get it over and done with? I had a mental image in my prayer tonight of dancing with Jesus. I loved watching the old Fred Astaire movies where he gracefully glides across the ballroom floor. But he always leads his partner. His gentle guidance on her back with his hand, his directing with the dip of his shoulders, the pull and push of his fingers. And I saw Jesus leading me that way. The grace, the flow, the intimate union of the spiritual dance He is leading me in. It was really quite beautiful.
When I spend my prayer time leading with my lists to get through, I miss out on the wonder of the dance. I want my prayer time to be more beautiful and intimate. I want to draw near to God as He draws near to me. I want to build that intense unity of Spirit as He gazes intently into my eyes, while we dance into the night together.
I am learning more and more these past 12 years about the wonder and the beauty of prayer. And the more I learn, the more I long for. And to realize this is all just a down payment! The fullness of our dance together is still to come! Hallelujah!
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