A Little Talk with Jesus

Ps 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

It is a beautiful sunny day with a predicted high of 72°.

I feel energized and endorphinized. Ok, so that’s not really a word; but hey, my endorphins are working overtime and that’s a good thing. I am excited about the upcoming Tulsa Workshop and looking forward to hearing some great lessons, singing, classes, and meeting a lot of my blogger friends and their families. This year will be my first time attending the Tulsa Workshop and from what I’ve been told; I am in for a real treat.

What an honor we have in calling on God, not only in the morning as the above verse from Psalms mentions, but we can call on God any hour of the day. We can start our day giving thanks and honor to God. We can ask for safety from any harm, to help us overcome temptations, we can ask for guidance, mercy and justice. We don’t know what any day will bring for sure, but we can be certain that we can take our requests and cares to God.

Sometimes I feel like I can compare my prayer life to a jigsaw puzzle. I have seasons of discipline and seasons of chaos. At times I feel like I pray without ceasing and other times I don’t remember praying. I am determined to make prayer a natural part of my life, and by natural I mean that if I don’t pray, then I will know immediately something is missing and needs my immediate attention.

Russell, in his sermon Sunday after reading Mt 11:28-30, commented that “weakness is not because I’m in the battle but because I’m not drawing near to God-if we’re not praying we are going to lose the battle”. That is sticking with me, jabbing my conscience and encouraging me.

Prov 13:19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul.

2 comments for “A Little Talk with Jesus

  1. March 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Great thoughts … again! Hope you have a great time at the Tulsa Workshop. Went there only once, but took my mom and she LOVED it. I would love to go back. Would love to meet so many blog friends. Would love to see Terry Rush again. If you see him, give him my love.

    Thank you Greg. I wish you were attending too. It would be so wonderful to have you and Janice join us. I plan on seeing Terry, I’ve not met him, I do read his blog and many of my friends here know him. I will try to get a pic with him and email it to you. 🙂

  2. Meowmix
    March 23, 2010 at 11:20 am

    My prayer life was greatly enhanced after reading Yancey’s book Prayer-Does It Make a Difference? I no longer feel I have to be in a “position” of prayer but can pray as if I were in conversation with a friend as we walk along together. I still have a “fur piece” to go, but I try. This morning, I was feeling overwhelmed again, as nephew Phil is back at our house, and we have Grace with us, as well, while she goes through her illness. A new job, bills, etc., and you wind them all up in the same ball of wax, and it can’t be verbalized! 🙂 I just said, “God, I just need you.”

    Our weather is also very beautiful. “This is the day that the Lord hath made; let us be glad and rejoice in it!”Judy, hang in there! I know your plate is full, I think God is using you in ways you don’t understand at the moment. Perhaps you are that “visual” lesson for those in your home, rather than a sermon. Just let your light shine, God sees and hears what is going on in your life and he is right there with you, and Satan is trying to whisper lies in your ear.

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