Have a seat!

1 Thessalonians 5:17 “pray without ceasing,”

Like yesterday, this verse can easily get a bad rap. The idea of never stopping a constant flow of words to God seems unrealistic to say the least.

The question for us this morning is: even if this is the case, can we honestly tell ourselves that praying more consistently than we currently do would be futile? (This is an actual query, not one of those holier-than-thou rhetorical questions.)

Can God enter your thoughts more frequently and more expansively than He currently does? For most of us, the answer is probably yes.

Think through your typical day. What do you think about? What matters to you as an individual? Let’s try inviting God into the ordinary courses of our consciousness. Let’s not constrain Him to moments of emotional upheaval or personal success.

God is real enough to be capable of casual conversation. He doesn’t have to be this overarching nebulous authority in our lives. Jesus invited His followers to take a seat at the table, and He is doing the same for you today. Will you join Him?