This morning I didn’t have time for prayer and bible reading. In other words, I woke up in my hotel room in Columbia, SC and watched Sportscenter for 45 minutes before posting a few tweets and taking the stairs down for breakfast.
I didn’t turn to the Lord until my 90 minute drive to the airport. I spent the first 20 minutes replaying conversations from the weekend in my mind. Second-guessing certain choices, and imagining others.
Years of the daily struggle of a life of faith have taught me this. Indulging in imaginary conversations is sure evidence of spiritual neglect.
Thankfully, I was convicted about it, and it humbled me (finally), and I began to pray.
Soon, the Lord brought a verse into my head – in the voice of my friend Sally from the Scripture CD.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, and the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus. – Phillipians 4:4-8
In other words, don’t talk to yourself. Talk to Jesus.
That’s how Jesus is teaching me today.
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