20 Sep

The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.  Psalm 145:18

The Samaritan woman at the well is one of the first people I want to talk to in heaven.  The process of her surrender to Jesus in John 4 is one of my favorite passages in the Bible.  She’s the one that Jesus instructs to worship God in spirit and truth.

Just two short words, yet rich and deep with meaning.

Our church is engaged in a special emphasis on prayer, specifically in learning how to pray without ceasing.  Yesterday I was praying differently than I have in the past.  After my usual time of praising God for who he is and spending time with him, I began to pray about situations – difficult situations.  As I mentioned each one, I found myself comparing the situation with the particular aspect of God’s character which surpasses the need.  I believe I discovered a new way to worship him in truth.

I can’t stop doing this!  Before I even ask God for something, his Spirit reminds me of who he is.  All of my prayers keep coming back to truth– the foundational truths of God’s matchless character and how much greater he is than anything in this world.

I’m not sure how he will answer my prayers, but I almost don’t care because of how he is changing me.

Water you turned into wine, opened the eyes of the blind
There’s no one like you, none like You!
Into the darkness you shine out of the ashes we rise
There’s no one like you, none like You!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger,
God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power,
Our God! Our God!

Our God, Chris Tomlin

Psalm 145:18 says that God is near to those who call on him in truth.  At the end of John 4:23, Jesus says that the Father is seeking people who worship him in spirit and truth.

That God is near and seeking me is almost too much to comprehend.

I fall at his feet utterly and completely undone.


Ready for Sunday

I’m going to keep praying this way–  to get ready for Sunday in order to lead people, and just because.


2 Responses to “Truth”

  1. jmhaddix September 20, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Great thoughts, Cathy. Thanks for the reminder!

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