Max Lucado wrote, “The more we search the Bible the more we realize that unbroken communication with God is the intent and not the exception. Winthin the reach of every Christian is the unending presence of God.” I’ve recently taken up this challenge to live in unceasing communion with God. For too many years I saw my time with God as something that needed to be scheduled and ordered. I had my devotionals that I read through, the scripture I was memorizing, and my list of prayer requests to go through. I kept it all together so that I could easily pull it out, run through it, and then pack it away again for another day. I had packaged God into my little box of convenience and obligation.
In the past few years, God has challenged me to change my thinking and through that I have been reinvigorated, and once again I am enjoying the majesty and wonder that is my time with God. He is teach me that whether I’m talking on the phone, watching TV, or working, I’m with Him always. It was a concept that was in my head, but is now making it’s way into my heart. I’m now attempting to pray all the time (Ephesians 6:18). What has been a blessing for me is that people around me are noticing the change. Each day I feel more and more joyous. So, I’m trying today and everyday to rejoice in the Lord and in every moment and every situation talk with God (Philippians 4:4,6).
As He challenged me, I now challenge you to live in constant communication with God. As difficult and time consuming as it may seem, remember that God intends for prayer to lighten your load and remove your burdens (Psalm 55:16,17,22).