So I came back to the house yesterday and shouted ‘I’m back ‘ so Tracey would know I was home but then I remembered she wasn’t there because she is away camping with the girls.
I felt very, very silly and Tracey found this really funny when I told her on the phone but it did make me think.
Sometimes people say that they struggle to pray because they can’t see God.
I realized yesterday that talking with Tracey when I can’t see her is apart of life. Coming home and shouting ‘I’m back’ might be an example, but we also talk on the phone.
I have never stopped half way through a conversation on the phone with my wife and wondered if she is real. I know that she is real because we see each other.
I may not be able to see God, but I have experienced his presence.
I have experienced God answer prayers. He has given me miraculous peace in stressful situations and has given me courage when I have been afraid. Sometimes he has shown me things about people and situations (the Bible calls this the gift of knowledge) that have helped or transformed a situation. God has been my guide through life and he shows me the way.
I know God is real because I have experienced him and this enables me to talk with him when I can’t feel his presence.
We can talk with the almighty God and the creator of the universe, but sadly I go through some days when I don’t talk with him much at all.
God is with us and he offers so much, but in the busyness of life he can get squeezed out.
I shouted out to Tracey even though she wasn’t there.
May we each find a deeper desire to talk with God more and more, because he is always there.