Pumpkin Spice Up Your Prayer Life
These ingredients are the necessary components to create the PSL that everyone loves or loves to hate this time of year. Since you’ve obviously been drawn to this article having seen the clever pun in the title, you know that we’re not really here to discuss coffee. Of course, oh Valley Forge enthusiast, we’re here to talk about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ–or at least talk about talking to Him.
Initially, my plan for this article was to turn each ingredient into a pun or in some way connect it to the on-going conversation that we might tend to neglect. But I ran into a snag. Why? Because I cannot ignore the unique properties and tendencies that make you… you.
Personally, what amazes me most about our Creator is how He handcrafts individuals with unique precision and that He knows just how to communicate with us. Have you ever noticed that you hear His voice when you’re involved in something that’s important to you? He speaks to me when I am around students, when I am in corporate worship settings, when I am writing, and when I see the majesty in His created world. I mean, you can’t help but praise Him when you’re standing at the base of a roaring waterfall. Our Lord meets us where we are.
All that to say, I cannot necessarily create a recipe for prayer that will yield the same results for each person:
- Maybe you need perfect quiet or maybe you prefer background music.
- Maybe you want to be outside or maybe you would rather curl up on that chair in your dorm or living room.
- Maybe it isn’t about whether the situation is exactly right or comfortable: if it was, then the demands of life would keep us from ever fully settling to speak with the One who is always ready for a great conversation.
- Maybe it’s all about our willingness to surrender to His good, pleasing and perfect will.
The point of this article, or the cherry on top (because all drinks with whipped cream are null and void without a maraschino, period), is that God is faithful and just. He loves you, He knows exactly what ingredients make up you and He’s infinite enough to meet you where you are with what you need in this season.