Sometimes, I don't think I realize that He is more than I can imagine.
That the creator of the heavens and the Earth is so much more than I can fathom.
It is such a magnificent thought, yet it scares me a bit, too.
Mark and I attend a small group Bible study at our church,
and we love meeting and studying God's Word.
As we study, I realize how much Paul talks about prayer.
He prays non-stop- in. every. thing!
I love reading my Bible.
Three years ago (in June) I made a pact with myself to at least pick up the Bible every single day.
I only missed a few days of being in the Word that year,
and my walk with God changed completely by doing so.
Now, three years later, I crave being in God's Word.
I don't have to force myself to open it,
and I find that the more I read, the more I gain wisdom from it.
Then, there is the prayer part of the relationship.
If I tell you I will/am praying for you... you bet'cha I am going to do it!
My problem is quieting my mind and my heart long enough to really feel the Lord's presence.
He is so much more than we can imagine.
There is no way I can experience him when my prayer life doesn't consist of time on my knees,
marveling at Him and who He is.
My goal this next year (I know it is almost September, but I am starting now anyway)
is to quiet myself every single day and spend time talking with God.
I have seen what being in the Word has done for my understanding of the Bible
and how it has equipped me to do God's work,
but I am ready to couple that with deep, thoughtful, open prayer- every day.
I will still stop throughout my day and pray for those things/people who fall on my heart,
but I am going to set aside time (when I'm not dead tired and about to fall asleep),
when I can be fully present at the feet of Him.