Last night the grands were playing on my piano. I haven’t played in a while, but I sat down and picked up a book to play. As I read the music and attempted to hit all the keys I discovered I was quite rusty. I need to practice. It was so enjoyable that I look forward to sitting there again. I intend to take time before Christmas to brush up on music for the holiday season.
Oh beloved, God wants you to know that even if you haven’t sat in His presence in a while, it’s not too late. Don’t think because you haven’t that you can’t. Every morning is a new opportunity to spend time with the Lord. Practice does improve the time. Even if you forgot how to pray and how to be thankful to Him, it’s simple. Just begin. He already knows your life is so busy. But He isn’t waiting with an iron fist to punish you or to criticize you. The enemy may say too late, not worthy or get busier. God says come with Me to a quiet place and find the peace you’ve been searching for.
You will never hear the Lord speak condemnation nor accusation to you. He delights in your conversations with Him. He cares for you even when you are too busy. But He wants you to spend time with Him so that He can pour out His anointing and blessing to you. You need these things more than you know. No problems are beyond God’s help – even if you got yourself into a mess. He’s with you, for you and works on your behalf.
God loves you and He’s for you. That’s why He’s always here waiting for you. He’s always welcoming you back into His presence. He’s always working things out for your good and His glory. Rejoice that you never have to worry about brushing up on prayer. And praise Him that you can live and move and have your entire being taken care of by the One who knows you best and loves you most.
Deuteronomy 33:12 May the beloved of the LORD dwell in security by Him, Who shields him all the day, And he dwells between His shoulders.
Psalm 16:11 You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
Psalm 43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.