"What seem our worst prayers may really be, in God's eyes, our best. Those, I mean, which are least supported by devotional feeling. For these may come from a deeper level than feeling. God soemtimes seems to speak to us most intimately when he catches us, as it were, off our guard."
How often do you let yourself get caught "off guard?"
I think it's too easy in our gotta-have-it-all-together world to let ourselves get caught off guard. I know sometimes it is for me. It's easy to me to catch myself off guard, but to let others catch me off guard, or even more, to allow God to show up in ways I'm not used to - well, when it happens, it generally surprises me. I think this teaches me to continue to step out in faith, how to expose the areas where I just want to stay comfortable.
Over and over again this week, God has brought song to my mind through hearing it on the radio almost every day in the car. It's not a new song but it's one of my favorite songs and almost without fail it brings to my attention something the Lord taught me long ago and continues to teach me: Remember. The hope you have in Me. How far I've brought you. That there's nothing I can't do. Remember your own song I've given you. Sing it. Keep singing it.
"Just to know that You are near is enough
God of heaven come down, heaven come down..
All things new
I can start again
calling me your friend
I will sing a song of hope
-Song of Hope, Robbie Seay Band
Like me, do you have places that you could be more open to if you leaned into the areas God may be catching you "off your guard?"