I have noticed on occasion, that George will direct our attention
in prayer, to our tendency to get on with the business of leading
our lives, with God neatly slotted into Sunday, or, if He’s
lucky, an additional fellowship meeting during the week.
However, his continuing references to ‘cast your burdens
unto Jesus’ came to mind one day a while back. My usual
accountancy workload had been determined not to follow its normal
pattern, with all clients delaying bringing in their books, and
delaying resolving queries, to such an extent that I could see
the major jobs all coinciding terribly, and causing me no end
I wondered, and decided to pray about it. I asked for His help,
to ensure that jobs came in one by one, with me being able to
progress them sufficiently, and reach a certain stage, before
another client demanded my attention. Amazing! Week after week,
job after job, they all filed in – even the difficult clients
– one by one, without a whimper! My stress level was zero!
This is so easy! Why don’t we all do it, and all
the time? Life doesn’t have to be a series of problems,
jumping from one stop-gap to the next! It’s so much easier
to float or swim!
I talk to the Lord in the car – I mean, out loud. I don’t
need the radio anymore. It just gets in the way. I talk to Him
at any time when I’m alone, or if I’m not alone, I
pause what I’m doing, and ‘think’ to Him. I
know He hears, because I feel the usual tingling sensation reminiscent
of my first encounter with the Holy Spirit. He gives me the ideas
to write these articles, and certainly, He gives me the titles,
which otherwise, would seem to come from nowhere.
Sometimes, I’ve noticed that I’ve felt a link in
prayer, but something has distracted me, and I’ve lost it.
I’ve lost all recollection of what I was sensing, or learning,
and I have to hope that I’ll get another chance to pick
up on it again. ‘A bit like internet dial-up’, I mused.
‘What I need is a broadband connection.’ Hence the
While writing this, I am watching the local cricket club from
my upstairs window. They are building up the bonfire for their
Guy Fawkes celebrations later. There is clearly a plan for this
work, which they are all following, because they want the best
possible bonfire. Bring God into your daily plan – broadband.
Keep that connection open all the time, for the best possible
life! See the difference!