The last 24 hours have been all about constant surrender to God. Lately I have made relationships, including romantic, more important than God and I am coming back to a place of surrender.
I read this morning that "Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us... The closer we become to the heartbeat of God, the more we desire to be conformed to Christ." *
When I think of the word heartbeat I think of a closeness beyond casual friendship. To hear someone's heartbeat you must be extremely close to them. A baby hears its mothers heartbeat. To be close to a person's heartbeat is a truly intimate feeling.
I came to the realization that the only thing that is constant in my life is my relationship with God. He is the only one I can truly trust for all time. I love the people in my life without a doubt, but should I not love God so much more than that?!?
Prayer is a way to connect with God, to receive clarification for direction in our lives, to petition our needs for ourselves and the needs of others to be met by Him- who knows every detail of our lives.
*Foster, Richard. Celebration of Discipline.