I was in a hurry this morning, racing against the clock. But knowing I needed to start with my priorities in order I sat down for a quick time in the Word. Soon satisfied that I had gotten my Bible reading done, I grabbed my prayer journal. With an eye on the clock I started praying. I had just started asking God to help Tom as he spoke at a pastors’ breakfast and to ask God to help with some issues at the seminary when the Holy Spirit tapped me on the shoulder. I suddenly had a glimpse from His perspective of what my prayer must sound like to God. Rather than a holy conversation I was giving God a “To Do list”! I cringed. Was I daring to tell God what He should be doing? Was I actually rattling off a list of things He needed to get moving on?
Tozer wrote, “Everyone is just as holy as he wants to be.” And with praying like this I wasn’t getting very close to the heart of God or tasting the communion He has for me. So I think it is time to grab a cup of tea and have an unhurried chat and see what He wants ME to do.