"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."
Last evening we had dinner with friends we haven't seen since the beginning of the pandemic. It was wonderful reconnecting with them, and the hours flew by as we simply enjoyed each other's company. Talking of family, shared friends, church, and upcoming trips.
Perhaps this type of conversation is what is meant by delighting in the Lord. I wonder if our prayers are more formal than they should instead of informal exchanges. Maybe we place undue pressure on ourselves and the words we use instead of focusing on intimacy. What if we relax and let the conversation be free-flowing instead of structured? What if we were to picture God as our closest friend? How would it change our conversation? Would this change the way we listen?
Good morning God! Thank you for the great night's rest and for giving me another day. What would you like me to do today? Is there someone I should call? Is there someone I can encourage? Those people and things I’ve been praying for, I know they're in your hands. God, please help me today to not sin and do some good. Thank you for spending time with me. So be it.