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From the blog this week: Sin Is Crouching At The Door To Devour You
“Sometimes I picture the inside of my head as a spiderweb. There are a thousand threads running in a hundred different directions, and when it comes time to sit quietly and pray, my brain attempts to follow every thread in every direction at once. My prayers had long been foggy amalgamations of confession, grocery lists, attempts at intercession, and imaginary conversations with people I was supposed to be praying for…For years, my practice of prayer was a disastrous spider-webbing of thoughts that didn’t really amount to a conversation with the Lord.”
How can we hear from God?
“So how can we make daily Bible study—rich, rewarding, life-changing Bible study—a reality?”
“Wait for Yahweh, the God who is, and who is at work, and who is at work for you and me.”
“For example, if I get stuck alone on an elevator, and I start to feel that anxiety, the dread of having to examine my life—even for a minute—I just take out my phone, and poof! it’s gone. Or if I sense that I need to have a heart-to-heart talk with myself about sin or doubt or fear, all of a sudden I remember that it’s my night to do the dishes—and I can’t do the dishes without listening to a podcast.”