Do You Have Freedom When You Pray?
by Janis Cox
Have you ever listened to a pianist who can play by ear? Or have you seen an artist who draws freely without a picture to look at? The flow from them is uninterrupted.
I can follow directions; I can learn something; I do watercolour; but I can’t draw freely. This summer I have enrolled in an expressive arts class. I hope and pray that I can grown in my expression and creativity.
This past week, God has impressed on my to embrace Him – NOW.
I still get doing things without pausing first to connect with Him. But I am getting better and allowing my spirit to connect with God before I write and before I paint.
Please don’t squander one bit of this marvellous life God has given us (2 Corinthians 6:1, The Message).
God gave me the gift of grace and that wonderful gift allows me to come to Him at anytime. The flow of living water is available to me always.
So at this moment, Lord, I put myself at your throne. I call upon You and You will answer me.
Heavenly Father, we come to You now, at this moment – grateful for the grace You have bestowed upon us. Keep this grace flowing in our hearts and minds throughout this day. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.
And the song that comes to my mind – Freedom Reigns by Jesus Culture
Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters. She is the author and watercolour illustrator of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Janis’s Website.
- When Do You Know It Is Time for Rest? (familyandfaithmatters.wordpress.com)
- How to Use Hymns to Pray (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
- How Can I K.i.s.s. to Pray? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)