Has It Been A While?

I often struggle with consistency in my life. Do You? I want to exercise, eat better, pray more frequently, and even write daily. But I don't. 

Today, I got a call from someone asking why I had not been blogging. I had no answer. He then asked, "Has it been a while?" I knew exactly what he meant. 

Spending time, resting in the presence of God would seem to be a private discipline that was not optional for the pastor, right? Of course, it should not be optional for the believer in general, but especially those of us who are also vocational pastors. 

He was right - It has been a while since I had just gotten away from ministry, people, small groups, vision casting, emails, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and all the other noise just to be with God. 

Pete, our senior pastor often reminds us as a staff, "Your only job is to remain in Him." (John 15) I hear this over and over in my heart. I want it, badly. I just want to remain in Him. I just want to be with God. 

So, what do I do next? NOTHING. Why? Its not about doing, but about being. Prayer, worship, communion, or any other spiritual practice is not a compartmentalized activity - it is a way of life. 

Today, I am going to be with God. Not as a spiritual activity, but as a means to live. I am nothing without Him. 

What about you? Will you just BE with God? 

Posted on July 9, 2014 .