Pray Without Words

Brenton, we were just talking about this!
This was from the intro to my devotions this morning. Great timing!

“God Is for Me”
You have recorded my troubles. You have kept a list of my tears. Psalm 56:8
God knows you. He has written your name on his hand and keeps a list of your tears (Isaiah 49:16; Psalm 56:8) … God knows you. And he is near you! How far is the shepherd from the sheep (John 10:14)? The branch from the vine (John 15:5)? That’s how far God is from you. He is near. See how these four words look taped to your bathroom mirror: “God is on my side” (Psalm 56:9). And his kingdom needs you. The poor need you; the lonely need you; the church needs you … the cause of God needs you.You are part of the purposes he is working out in the world (Ephesians 1:11). The kingdom needs you to discover and deploy your unique skill. Use it to make much out of God. Get the word out. God is with us; we are not alone.
-from “Cure for the Common Life” by Max Lucado

If I didn’t read God’s Word every day and spend time praying to and listening to God, I would be a mess. I am so curious and experiential, I would be distracted by God’s paintings, style, medium, method, and means, and not even know the Artist. I would be distracted by His beats, rhythms, lyrics, and presence, not actually knowing Him.

I can’t know Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Van Gogh, Monet, etc., but I can KNOW God.

“Bach gave us God’s word.
Mozart gave us God’s laughter.
Beethoven gave us God’s fire.
God gave us Music
that we might pray without words.” – from the wall of a German opera house.

2017-07-06T20:36:39+00:00

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