I find it fascinating. I learn something about it and there’s more to learn about it. Jesus models it in such a way that His disciples look to learn from it. There was something about His prayers that made that sort of impact.
What’s clear to me at the moment is that sometimes our prayers don’t necessarily get to the invitation of conversing with God. It’s as much about learning to discover the will of God by intimacy with God. Knowing Him for who He is and then living out His heart. He invites us to cast all our cares on Him because He cares for us. That is not the end of the deal, though. It’s not as though He’s just a dumping ground.
This is the creator of the universe who has taken us out of darkness into light for a purpose. This is the one who has redeemed us so we can be about the good works that He has set us up to conduct. We are His beloved andHe invites us to partake in His plan for the world. Prayer is an opportunity to see His invite to an audience with Him to see how that will work itself out in our daily challenges.
Getting this type of thinking about the situation is something that requires a degree of intensity and intentionality. That’s not always easy and something I’ve struggled with to maintain consistency. This is something, however, that I enjoy engaging with and observing and learning from others as they get into intense interaction with God that leads them into His ways of doing His business.
It’s an invitation to enter the conversation that changes lives, relationships and communities, if we but have the desire to delight ourselves in Him.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden