May 10, 2018
Prayer is a creative act because it can create something new that was not there before. It can be much more than memorized verses and taught prayers. Maybe prayer can be listening for the Word the Spirit speaks through another voice. This ambient awareness and "being attuned" to this divine encounter shapes us and is an authentic direction for us to do the work that God has planned for our lives. Living, listening and moving with the Spirit is not easy to do in the hustle of our busy lives. This creative interaction with God takes participation, discipline, and patience. Growth can be found in a changing heart, but we have to be willing to be transformed and actively seek out new ways to encounter God in the world. Rev. Gibson suggests praying the Word for a week and see where this takes you. Next, listen for the Word the spirit speaks and then listen for the Spirit speaking through the voices of others. She hopes that you find something there for you that was not there before.
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