Getting to know me...
One of the first things we do when we make friends is to get to know one another. Jesus already knows me but that doesn't mean I shouldn't spend time talking to him and sharing my heart. He doesn't need me to do this, but I do. Sharing your deepest desires and troubles with someone means you trust in them and it builds a bond from both sides.
I've decided that throughout this month specifically I will start kneeling by my bed before going to sleep and just spend some time talking and sharing. I used to do this when I was little but I somehow got away from it. Now, I know I don't kneel when talking to other friends, but I do usually sit, look them in the eye, and chat back and forth. With no gaze to keep my attention and no audible sound back and forth, I find that I get more easily distracted when I pray from in bed. Kneeling feels more gracious and keeps me focused. I can even do it by looking to the cross across my bedroom where I can see an image of Jesus.
Last night I shared a struggle I'm having with him. I poured it out and I felt an answer so clearly it really surprised me. He reminded me of the post I read at "Oh Sweet Joy!" it was one that, when I read it, I saw myself so clearly in there. It really spoke to my heart and made me think about the attitude with which I do things. Please, please take the time to read it in full here. I would love to know what you think of it. Do you see yourself in Martha, Mary or both?
Sharing my struggles and JoYs will be a part of my prayer each night.
Step 1 in being best friends with Jesus is well underway. Tomorrow- I learn a bit about His struggles and JoYs. I hope you come back for it!