I write my story every day intending it to be my evening prayer. Sometimes my ideas of God and the Holy Spirit have gotten in the way of actually praying. When I see God during the day, many times, I think about how I might capture that insight in my blog post that evening.
Henry Nouwen said, “When I think about prayer, I can talk about it with moving words and write about it with conviction, but in both situations I am not really praying but reflecting on it with a certain distance.” Something in my heart told me this is true for me, too. What I read today, and quoted above, solidified that feeling of separation from God.
So now it’s up to me to act. With a convicted spirit I will make sure I include that important time with God as part of my evening writings.