This post is about being present to God through prayer. It is an excerpt from an upcoming book titled Mile Markers by Jeremy Mark Lane. If you enjoyed this devotional, please consider supporting this author by purchasing these other books from him — Everything Beautiful: And Other Stories and While I’m Still Myself (a personal favorite).
It’s 4:30 AM.
Somewhere a baby is sleeping. Somewhere a single mother is lying awake, asking God how she’s going to pay the rent. Somewhere a man is leaving for work. Somewhere a woman is coming home from work. Somewhere people are driving. Somewhere a woman sits on her porch and sips coffee. Somewhere a man is praying. Somewhere a student is studying under the light of a lamp. Somewhere people are stretching, running, lifting, pushing their bodies. Somewhere kids are singing. Somewhere kids are crying.
And as for you…
God is asking for your presence. Asking you to meet Him, to talk with Him.
Don’t waste the opportunity.
Get up and go.
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on Him while he is near. – Isaiah 55:6
My prayer is to never get numb to the reach of God, to never go deaf to His call. I want to hear Him, and I want to meet with Him every day. I want to seek His face and seek His hand. I want to walk with Him at all times, to not waste a single step.
I ask it in the holy name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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