Wednesday, February 25, 2015
youtube link... http://youtu.be/5Eu85pZNoWY
I've had the song, 'Down to the River to Pray', stuck in my head today. The lyrics remind us all... sisters, brothers, fathers, mothers, sinners... to seek out time with God. When we pray, we humble ourselves saying 'Good Lord, show me the way.'
I think the setting of the river reminds us to get away from worldly distractions and draw near to God in His peaceful created place. Of course, we can't always go to a nature environment but we can find somewhere to be alone with God.
What kind of gift is time alone with God? It's a gift of peace, when you lay your burdens down to the only One who can take care of everything. It's a gift of love, when you not only ask but thank God for the desires of your heart. It's a gift of assurance, when we are too far away to physically help, prayer can be the biggest help. It's a gift of humility, when we know and acknowledge God is in control of our entire life.
As followers of Jesus, we should all do as He did and seek out quiet time by ourselves to pray.