Once again reading about Abraham’s sojourning from his family and country after receiving a command of the Lord makes me realize how portable our lives could be. Perhaps portability should even be an expected the way of life. The most important thing we have goes with us no matter where we settle.
Of course,our relationship with the Lord and our ability of communicate with him are the most important things in our lives. Prayer enables us to speak with the Lord and allows us to hear from our Savior.
In the past few weeks, the Lord impressed me to move my prayer spot. I’ve prayed for years in the living room. Yet, several mornings he told me to go into the family room instead. This week I’ve had visitors; and I’ve been praying in the bedroom. I’ve hated praying in the bedroom because it’s much too easy to snuggle down into the blankets and go to sleep.
Determined to continue in my prayer routine, I’ve pressed into the time and felt a new joy in my prayer, even though the surroundings aren’t as familiar.
Again and again, we are reminded that God wants us to seek him, not a place or event. I find that I’m an expert at putting everything in front of the Lord. I must struggle daily forcing my will and my desires into the background. He rewards and allows us to grow and become productive followers when we allow him to move us from our comfort zones back into his will.