i ran across this C. S. Lewis quote on pinterest the other day and it has stuck with me. his words are so true . . .
how many times have i prayed, knowing what i thought i needed, knowing what i thought was going to make a certain situation just right. how often have i prayed wanting to change God’s mind. oh the energy i’ve wasted. . . prayer does not change God – it truly changes me.
just like i need to eat, i need to sleep – i need to pray. i need the constant communication with my Abba Father, my Creator, my Savior. i need Him every moment.
sometimes – simple short prayers, just like talking to my sweet man, or a friend, or a child.
sometimes, a deeper, more involved, pouring out of my heart and my soul.
sometimes – just being still and waiting and listening.
i pray because i am helpless. i pray because i can not do a single bit of life on my own. i’ve tried and i’ve failed.
knowing this weakness, gives me my greatest strength. my dependence on Him is not a self-pity or a self-preoccupation or giving up. in fact, it’s just the opposite. it’s seeing an emptiness being filled.
i need God every moment of every day!