After the gymnastic meet this afternoon, one of my gymnasts and I sat and talked as we waited for others to finish. We shared a pleasant conversation about her life and friends. We exchanged opinions, talked about her family and had a good time just getting to know each other.
It’s difficult to have conversations with people today because so many are plugged into something electronic. So today was unique. It was a spontaneous moment free of technology. It was the way life should be: two people engaged in the fine art of communication. It was fun.
Spontaneity should also be part of our relationship with God. While having time set aside for prayer is valuable, it doesn’t have to be the only time we communicate with God. When He shows you a stunning sunset, take a moment to sit and thank Him. When a beautiful bird alights on your deck or a tree branch, stop and ponder the Creator. If the Holy Spirit reveals a new truth to you from Scripture take the time to write it down and explore its meaning further. When God gives you a spur-of-the-moment blessing, give Him a blessing back by lifting words of praise to Him.
God is waiting for us to unplug from the hectic pace and harsh noises of life to share some unexpected moments with Him.
Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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