Sometimes when we pray or read the Bible, we think we’re doing God a favor. Don’t get me wrong, he loves it when we spend time with him – he wants to be the focus of our attention. But I’ve found he always gives me so much more than I give him!
Then throughout the day, when I stop to think about God, offer a short prayer, or remember a verse or phrase from the Bible, it’s as if I’ve opened up a pipeline to heaven through which he sends blessings. The most common one, for me, is joy. But there are others:
- a sense of his presence
- peace, knowing he has everything under control, even when I don’t
- a new idea for a problem I’ve been wrestling with
- or reassurance of his desire to be working for my good
He’s waiting to do all that for you, too. I think you already know that!
Our Father in heaven wants to be in daily, hourly relationship with us. He is always there, always ready. Stopping to engage with him is our responsibility. When we do, he responds. And our needs are met, sometimes needs we didn’t even know we had. Those moments become sparks of joy that brighten our entire day.
So, no matter how busy we are, let’s pause often to remember the one who waits for us to turn to him. His smile will be worth the pause!
“When I remember to pause, blessings appear. I break for blessings.” – Macrina Wiederkehr