Is praying without ceasing an unreachable aspiration or is it really possible?
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
This year our leadership staff and the board of trustees are reading through a book titled “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. It is a daily devotional book subtitled “Enjoying Peace in His Presence”. I find it simple and brief, but also profound and motivating.
I have been spending more time early in the morning simply sitting quietly in His presence. I ask God to make me aware of His presence, will and direction in each matter I will encounter during that day. As a result, my own interest in asking Him to bless my plans is fading away. Every matter I encounter includes everything—the good and the bad.
He is granting the requests of my prayers.
These days most people multi-task. Sitting in my office meeting with groups, or in one-on-one meetings, I find miracles happening through my own version of multi-tasking. I’ve become more engaged than ever with the person I am meeting with, and at the same, talking to God in the stillness of my heart.
I ask Him to allow me to see what is really going on in that specific conversation taking place, and how to be His ambassador. I am finding great joy in doing so.
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