But the Lord still waits for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for him to help them. And you will hear a voice say, “This is the way; turn around and walk here.”
– Isaiah 30:18 & 21
Many years ago, I remember attending a Bible/Prayer Study. This was during a time when I was truly seeking to know more about prayer. I was a Christian. I prayed, but I knew that there must be so much more than what I was experiencing. I had the typical questions in my mind about prayer. I especially was wondering why we needed to pray if God already knew everything?
As a group, we were asked to share about our prayer life and specifically, when do we pray? As people began sharing, I can vividly recall this precious young women saying in her sweet little voice that she “talks with Jesus all day long”! Well, I was ready with my “I sit down in my chair” answer, but it was then that the Holy Spirit let me know that she had the right answer. It was then that I realized that my 10, 15, or even 30 minute prayer time in the morning was not enough to sustain me all day.
So, why do we need to pray if God already knows everything? The above scripture states that God waits for us to talk with Him. He wants to help us in our everyday choices and decisions. This scripture also reminds us that He will tell us which way to go if we ask His guidance and direction. I can’t nor do I want to live life without Jesus. I know now that to stay close to Him I need to talk with Him all day long!
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the way you use people to open our eyes to see you more clearly. And thank you for waiting so patiently on us to come to you. We desperately need your guidance and direction. Amen.
Written by Dana Foster
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