|Monroe - Beneath the Monroe Street bridge|
One of our RMS students shared today that he is beginning to understand prayer. "So many people," he said, "think that prayer is doing nothing, and that a person always needs to be doing something."
I upside-downed this and said: "Actually, doing something without prayer (without a deeper reason for doing it) is "doing nothing." A lot of this world's "doing" is without rhyme, reason, or meaning.
Relevant "doing" comes out of "being." For a Jesus-follower this is then referred to as "obedience." Obedience is doing with a God-purpose. It is relevant and authentic; it has a rationale. We get our God-instructions about what we are to do from a life of conversation with God (= "prayer").