Sunday, August 31, 2008

Talking With God

For the past 12 weeks or so I have been involved in a weekly study on prayer. We have used a Philip Yancey book as a guide and really started dissecting prayer - does it matter? Can it change God? Can it change me? What does the bible say about it?

It has really affected my prayer life - and as I slowly understand it more and have my eyes opened to it I am realizing it is an incredbile gift God gave us - a means of chatting with Him - whenever and wherever we need to.

Tonight we put some of it into action. We had a group of good friends over - all of us yearning to know God in the best way we can - yearning to communicate more with Him. We hung out - we ate - we played with the kids. Then the kids went to one room and we were able to share with each other what was going on in each of our lives - where we needed prayer and where we had seen God and wanted to thank Him and share some praises with Him. Then we prayed. Nothing fancy. No "babbling like pagans." Just us talking to God. Talking with God.

This wasn't church-sponsored. No small group requirements or sunday school homework. Just people who love God getting together to talk with Him and each other. It really felt like what the bible tells us to do. Free from the distractions of "the church" we got to experience "church" to the fullest. It was pretty dope.

I am thankful for the friends who came over tonight to talk to God with us - you guys mean a whole lot to us and it is an incredible experience to share conversations with God amongst a group willing to be so real and authentic.

A few dipped out while some diapers were being changed and missed a spontaneous photo opp - not to worry - there will hopefully be plenty more of those to come.

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