Delightful Communion

In the quiet cadence of the evening, as the sun dips below the horizon and paints the sky with hues of gold and purple, you might find a moment of wonder. It’s in this pause, this breath of time, where Adam Stark from Apollo LTD finds a teaching moment for his child: “You can thank Jesus for that sunset. You can pray.”

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

These simple invitations to conversation with God are the seeds of a growing faith, a practice that can be as natural and necessary as the air you breathe.

In your own life, the practice of prayer can sometimes feel like a formal affair, something reserved for Sunday mornings or the dinner table. Yet, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 reminds us of the delight found in constant communion with God. Your life is a living prayer, a testament to the God who listens intently to the whispers of your heart.

Your life is a living prayer to the God who listens intently to the whispers of your heart.

Perhaps you have little ones at home, or maybe your nest is now empty, reflecting on the days when tiny voices filled the air with laughter and curious questions. Maybe you’re the uncle, the godparent, the mentor – someone who shapes young lives just by being present. Remember, your example of gratitude, your consistency in seeking God, your acknowledgment of His beauty in the ordinary – it all teaches more than words could ever convey.

Imagine the impact of a life lived like that – a life that sees the divine in the daily, that thanks Jesus for the sunset, that recognizes Him in the quiet and the chaos. This is the life you’re invited to live. It’s an open dialogue with the Creator, who adores those heartfelt, unscripted prayers as much as the ones uttered in pews and at altars.

And when the inevitable questions arise, when a child, or your own heart asks, “Where is He?” take courage. God is closer than your next breath, always listening, always attentive. Your journey is not a solitary one; you are joined by the One who crafted the stars and who cherishes your every word.

Today’s One Thing

Pray: “Father in Heaven, Thank You for the wonder of Your creation, which reminds me to pause and connect with You. Help me to see the everyday miracles that prompt me to prayer. Teach me to lead by example, showing the little ones in my life how to find You in every moment. When I am asked, ‘Where is He?’ let my life reflect Your presence in my heart. May my words and actions be a continual prayer, rejoicing always and giving thanks in all circumstances. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

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