Monday, April 11, 2011


Before they call I will answer; 
   while they are still speaking I will hear." Isaiah 64:25
Have you ever been thinking of something and someone you are near to, says the exact same thing you were just thinking? It is like they are reading your mind. Well, the same goes for Isaiah 65:24 when the verse says that the Lord will answer before we call and when we are speaking God will hear. How does this happen? It is about knowing God intimately and Him knowing our hearts and what are our needs, even before we speak. Scripture says that God knows us intimately, even as to how many hairs are on our head! God knew us when He created us in our mother’s womb. He knows every tear, every dream, every hurt, every single part of us. What God desires from us is intimacy. From the creation of man, God walked and talked with his Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. God still wants to have that relationship with Him today. We can draw near to Him and He will draw near to us. We can expect Him to already know our prayers even before we speak, if we are in an intimate relationship with Him. Our communication is so intimate that we can call him, Abba (Daddy) Father. He is Dad. Sometimes we can just sit in silence and be with Him in solitude prayer. It is about being in His presence, and we can just enjoy that time with Him. The more we spend with him, the more we want to be with Him. Seeking God daily is an encounter. Everyone can experience God if we choose to find a place where we can be quiet and get away from the busyness of life. Jesus would often get away to pray after ministering to others and he modeled this for us for prayer in solitude.

Question: Can you find 10 minutes a day to find some solitude to encounter God?

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