Fake Kisses Or Intimate Lingering
I came across a writer
who suggested our prayers were too often like
tossing fake kisses towards
God rather than
lingering intimately with
For many people, acknowledgement of God is far more
like a cursory nod of the head with never a grunt of recognition.
On moving to Scotland my wife and I were struck by the way
people responded when we said hello in the street. They seemed
happy to pause for a conversation. We had to get used to the way they’d
engage the cashier in conversations when we were waiting in the queue
behind them! It was just not done in our London suburb!! People
there are always in a rush.
On my daily sea-sidewalks I find people ever willing to
speak and only the odd ones drop their heads and say nothing. There’s
always the weather to speak about – be it glorious sunshine or blasting
But we never get to deep personal conversation.
Perhaps you’d hardly expect that between strangers.
If that is so, what does it say of our prayer life?
Is God so much a stranger that I can’t linger intimately with Him?
In his letter in the New Testament James writes
And the scripture was fulfilled that says,
"Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,"
and he was called God's friend.
Here’s the clue to intimate friendship with God.
We have to BELIEVE God
- believe Him for Who He is - the Sovereign God Almighty
and the Saviour of all those who trust Him.
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