“Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”
We all go through seasons with God. David expresses his highs and lows with God in the Psalms. Jeremiah writes an entire book (Lamentations) pouring out his despair. Dry seasons come and go; the trick is to find a way to get back on track with the Lord. Our souls apart from God whither.
Since God rescued me from myself and began speaking to me in ways
that I could hear, I’ve always been interested in what he had to say.
I may have learned the habit of prayer from my mom, but after
declaring spiritual bankruptcy in 1991, I’ve not wanted to do life on my
Still, life gets complicated and busy. At times distractions
compete for time with God. I can go for months relatively disconnected
from God – drying up on the inside, but oblivious to my spiritually dessicated
Our family belonged to a tight small group community in West Palm Beach, FL. The Barnes, Hitchcocks, Watsons, Lorenzes, Simons, and Van Lentens did life together. We often vacationed together. And when we did, I usually would round up the kids for devotions in the morning.
This sometimes produced a rolling of the eyes, and a dragging of the feet, but our kids learned the importance of setting aside time for God. As they got older, they knew when they’ve strayed from his presence. We humans need to cultivate this awareness. Too often, we go numb and don’t realize it.
When I go numb, it sometimes takes a crisis to get me back on track with God. At times things can fall apart faster than I can patch them back together.
What about you? How often do you find yourself in a far place wanting to get back on track with God?