“If we are faithless (do not believe and are untrue to Him), He remains true (faithful to His Word and righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13).
Two little girls were playing dress up in their Gramma’s attic. They were playing pretend church. The younger girl asked the other, “Jane, do you pray every day?” The knowledgeable older child answered, “No, of course not. Some days I don’t need anything.”
We laugh because we realize that prayer is much more than asking for our needs. But how often do we go a whole day or at least part of a day without even greeting or acknowledging our Master.
This negligence hit home to me when we were in Nigeria years ago. We had two wonderful weeks of ministry. We would pray many times a day because there were so many obstacles and God answered our prayers over and over again. We experienced so many miracles.
Then it was time to go home. Early in the morning we headed for the airport. After the usual waiting period and checking and rechecking of our documents, we finally boarded and had an uneventful trip to Lagos. We would be spending the day there before flying home.
It was almost noon when we checked into the hotel at Lagos and as I was standing in the hotel lobby waiting for my husband when I realized with consternation that I had not even greeted my Lord yet. Silently I talked to Him, apologized for my neglect. Thankful that even though I had ignored Him, He was still with me and was waiting for me.
Later, I wondered how long we would tag along with a friend or relative if that person would not even acknowledge our presence or talk to us?
How often do you talk to God?
Lord Jesus, I am so thankful that You are always faithful to us, that You are never rude, You never ignore us or neglect us. I pray that Your Spirit would develop a longing within us for Your companionship so that we would communicate with You moment by moment and that we would treat You like we want to be treated. Amen.
by Katherine Kehler