Make it Plain
As I’ve said in the last couple of posts I had been having a bit of trouble talking to God in earnest. However a week or so ago my dog woke me up at 2 in the morning. Fueled by that and my bimonthly dose of Prednisone, I couldn’t go back to sleep. So I decided to start praying. I mean no-fooling, put it all on the altar, praying. And I couldn’t stop.
I had the book ‘Fervent’ on my nightstand and it contains prayer cards. I yanked them out and started writing down prayers. Prayers about family, prayers about work, prayers about whatever was on my heart. I filled up ten of them. When I was done I read back over them. I expected them to be random and incoherent. But it was obvious what I wanted to say to God. I had ‘made it plain’.
I had heard that phrase used before, most often when someone is speaking the truth about a particular situation. When I Googled the meaning for this post, Habakuk 2:2-4 (ESV) “And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.” was the number one result. Here it was…right in my face…God saying simply tell Me what you want, tell others what I’ve done, and you’ll be alright.
And most nights since then (when I didn’t pass out before 8) I’ve read those prayers every night at bedtime. And day by day, the fog has lifted.
Until next time…