“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Psalms 91:1 KJV

        What if there was a place where you were always wanted. Where you could find a listening ear and a compassionate heart? A place where it was safe to be honest. A place where all of life's cares, burdens, and anxieties could be set aside. A place guaranteed to strengthen your courage and deepen your joy every time you visited it.

This place exists, it's called prayer. Prayer is not a duty. Prayer is not an obligation. Prayer is the opportunity for friendship with our Creator. When we stop asking for stuff, even good stuff, and simply begin sharing our hearts, we discover this place.

Here is a useful clue as to whether or not we are really praying. If we are not talking to God about the things which interest us, we probably aren't really talking to God. Muscle cars or Pinterest may seem strange topics to engage God upon, but if that is where a real conversation with God needs to start, it's better to be real than "appropriate."  Many people pray to God, few people talk to him as they would a friend. God is more than our buddy, but he is not less than one.

Still Seeking His Face,
Pastor Andrew

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