This blog topic was given to my from my sister.
Story time: On Christmas Day my family and I were playing this game called slap Jack. The objective of the game is for everyone to throw down a card each round quickly and when you see a Jack or the Joker card, you slap your hand down to retrieve all the cards that are underneath. The game ends when everyone is out of cards and only one person is remaining with cards.
As we were, playing, we quickly noticed that when someone had less than maybe 5 or 10 cards, they went into something we labeled as a “desperate mode strategy” to ensure they remained alive in the game. It was if they became adamant about staying in the game and start thinking of “interesting” strategies to keep from losing. Although, it was fun and comical to watch them in this mode, it was amusing to see if this concept could be applied into other areas of our life.
Webster defines desperate as: having an urgent need, desire.
Humor me for a second, what if we desired or were desperate for spending time with God daily?
The term desperation and desire, reminds me of the word “thirsty”.
What would happen to our city, our world if we remained “thirsty” for God? Or we became adamant about being in his presence and talking to him daily.
Often times, we don’t seek God until tragedy hits or we need something. Of course, God is always there as our father waiting with open arms, but imagine for a second, if we would communicate with him daily and remain “desperate” to spend time with or hear from him all the time. Think about how drastically our communication with God would change. We could possibly be in sync with the voice of God and actually live the latter of the scripture of Proverbs 3:5, which says, “trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path. #howsway
Question of the Day: Before the year ends, how can you plan ahead to spend time with God?
“I lift my hands to you in prayer. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. Interlude”
Psalms 143:6 NLT