Sunday, June 15, 2014

Prayer and Re-membering (Prayer Summer 2014)

Worship at Redeemer
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

Hebrews 2:1 

As I am praying God speaks to me. When God speaks to me I write it down in my journal. My spiritual journal is a record of the voice and activity of God in my life.

I write these things down because I do not want to forget them. Recording God's words for me assists me in remembering.

I re-member. 

"Member" is from a Latin word meaning "body part"; like "members of my body" - arms, legs, fingers, toes, head, and so on. To re-member is a putting back together of myself.

I have built re-membering into my spiritual life. I have my journals, and periodically I review them. The reviewing brings a re-membering; my heart is "put back together."

I also send and re-send an e-file I have entitled "REMEMBER." I rep-ly to myself and pick it up in my email, and read - again - things God has told me, promises God has given me, and how God has led me and provided for me. I get re-membered; I am put back together again.

Doing this gives me a great "harvest of peace" (Hebrews 12:11). I love how Richard John Neuhaus has described "peace." He writes:

“This means the bringing together of what was separated, the picking up of the pieces, the healing of wounds, the fulfillment of the incomplete, the overcoming of the forces of fragmentation.”

As you pray remember, and so be put back together by God's Spirit.