These are conversations with Jesus.  I remember them only because I wrote them down.  And I'm sharing them only because God prompted me to.  Much of what He shares with me could be what He is revealing to your heart as well.  Or maybe you just needed to be reminded that God still speaks, still cares, still wants to be known by you deeply and intimately.

Of course, not all my prayers are conversations.  I'm not always still enough to hear God's voice.  And to be honest, I'm not always seeking to hear His voice (even writing that statement is urging me to seek Him more)!  Often my prayers are rushed supplications.  There seems to be no end to what I need God to do for me and my family.  The list is long and by the time I'm finished I'm just too tired to hear what He would have to say.  But I'm learning to ask Him questions.  And I'm learning that God loves to be asked questions!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Remain in My Love

I said:  Jesus, my Jesus, life can get so mundane at times and I just don't have enough hours in the day to fulfill all my duties. I'm exhausted.  And overwhelmed.  If only I could finish my chores faster and enjoy my children more.  I just want to hold and kiss and play with them all day.  They are so amazing, such JOYS!  At the same time, Jesus, I wish I could spend even more time with you.  Just soaking in your presence and reveling in your words. Ordinary days are hard.  They really test my character.  I have such a strong desire to do more for you.  It's so intense at times and there are so many different directions I could go--there are a million different ways I can serve you.  I just need a "This is the way, walk in it"  type of word.  I pray that you reveal your direction to me and my family.  Show us what you would have us do.

God said:  Just rely on me for the manna for each day.

Be content in me.

Remain in me and in my love.

I am not going to pass you by, my daughter.  I know the plans I have for you and I will surely accomplish them.  Know that I am directing your steps.  Dwell in my house--at my feet.