After some deep moments of spending time with God in prayer or after hearing a powerful sermon, I just want to stay right there, in that moment. I don’t want to open my eyes after praying, or leave the sanctuary after the sermon is over because I know once I do, all those temptations I face will be right there waiting for me. People will keep talking about things that don’t matter, complaining about things we shouldn’t be complaining about. I’ll be exposed again to all my personal struggles. I don’t want to go back to facing the world. I don’t want to go back to facing all the problems.
I don’t know if other people feel this way, but I certainly do.
I don’t want to lose this connection I feel with God. I don’t want to release the grip I have on the rope connecting me to Him. I feel that every moment I go about my daily tasks, I’m breaking away from that rope. I’m losing my grip inch by inch as the day progresses. I don’t want to feel like that. I don’t want the rope to break.
In reading about the life of Jesus, even the small information about His childhood, He was always connected with God. He beheld Him every moment of every day. Even in His daily tasks and toils, He thought of God. Even as He worked at His chores growing up, He sung praises to God.
I want this to be my experience.
The GREAT news is, it can be. Even amidst the burdens of the world, I can stay connected with God by beholding Him each moment, by memorizing scripture to help me deal with a mean person, by singing praises to Him even when something annoying happens.
Christ was, and is, our ultimate example in how to stay connected to God.
Yes, I know it will be hard. Yes, I know I’ll fail at times, probably often. I already have.
But I have to keep trying. I have to keep at it, trusting in God and His grace to help me through each day.
Pray for me, and I’ll pray for you.