DAY 27: Saturday, May 9
Sit, Please. No, Seriously.
“Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said: ‘Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?'” 2 Samuel 7:18
Do you ever sit before God? Truly slow down to
repent of your sins, and
listen to Him?
Our world is moving at a frenetic pace, and so are we.
We are constantly in transition—graduations, jobs, moves, weddings, births, funerals… Moments to celebrate and mountains to climb—all slip into our rearview mirrors as life flies by. How do we handle all these transitions?
Pray. Sit before your Creator, your God, your King—the only One who lived and died for you so that you could spend eternity with Him—your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (John 3:16).
To this day, I (Parker) recall a question that I missed on my Lutheran confirmation test: “What is the right way to pray?” I fell for the “close your eyes and fold your hands” answer.
There is no perfect way to pray. Different seasons prompt different approaches. Thank you, Jesus, that we can approach God at all (John 14:6, Hebrews 4:16). Sit before Him for 15 minutes… an hour… a day. Seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13). Acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:6).
Jesus, As the hills and valleys of life come and go, let us slow down and seek what is important (You) over what is urgent (the world). Please guide and be near to those who are in the midst of life stage transitions. Let us enjoy You, thank You, repent of our sins, and truly listen to You. Let us do so now.
- As you think back over the last 5-10 years, listen to Hills and Valleys by Tauren Wells (we prefer the acoustic version). Who were you then compared to now? How did God carry you through the changes? Thank Him for it now.
- When can you daily sit before God? You won’t regret it. He promises (Matthew 6:33).
By Parker and Natalie Crosby
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