Prayer!! A Christian marination.
Do you find yourself frustrated in prayer because you don’t feel like God hears or answers you? Let me give you the advice my pastor gave me: lower your threshold. Most people think that hearing from God is a miraculous, life-altering event. In reality, God and the Holy Spirit are speaking to you every day (and even multiple times per day!). Lowering your threshold means
- Expecting God will speak to you and
- Actively looking for small ways in which He does.
You don’t need a burning bush experience to encounter God; sometimes the right song on the radio can accomplish the same thing. Prayer is Christian marination.
Praying with and in the Bible allows us to sit in God’s truth for an extended period in such a way that allows it to break through our outer barriers and “flavor” us beyond what we were capable of becoming on our own.
Lord, please open me up to your Word, and open up your Word to me.