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Monday, July 19 2021

My Mother had a cat that chose her…she did not choose him, but he was drawn to her over and over. Fritz, belonged to a neighborhood family and they soon moved away, taking Fritz with them! A few weeks later, Fritz showed up on Mother’s back deck. She was delighted to see him, but knowing he didn’t belong to her, returned him to his family. This happened numerous times until the family decided Fritz was happier in their former neighborhood.

This reminds me of the times we as believers move away from our daily contact with God. We make attempts at drawing back, but sometimes “life” distracts, and gets in the way. We end up spending less and less time in thoughtful prayer and communion with our Maker. We forget that He chose us and drew us to himself, and does not “move away” from us! He does not forget about us…He is always waiting for our return. In Zechariah 1:3, God says to his people, “return to Me and I will return to you”. As believers, we are His people…He is always available to us when we seek Him with all our heart. In Joel 2:12, God says “turn to Me while there is time…give Me your hearts… how can we not! 

Prayer is a constant in my life….sometimes I walk through the day in a “state of prayer” knowing that God hears my prayers but doesn’t need my suggestions as to how to answer them. He knows the longings of our heart, we don’t have to keep “reminding” Him. What we need is patience to wait and see what He will do. Cry out to God in your longing, He is listening, He cares, all heaven goes to work when we pray. Trust In God…for He is trustworthy, and never moves away from those who seek him. Pray all the time…if necessary….use words. We will all be happier in God’s neighborhood…in His presence daily.

Prayer for Today

Holy Father, creator of all things, forgive us when we neglect your presence with us. Thank you for choosing us as Your own. How blessed we are in that knowledge. Give us gentle nudges that draw us back to You when the things of this world draw us away. Reveal Your loving kindness and faithfulness to us and our loved ones in ways that cannot be denied. In the precious name of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. 

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