Like most people in today’s fast pace information age, I like to keep my mind occupied. As a Christian, I generally occupy my mind with “Christian” stuff. I read Christian articles and books, listen to worship music or sermons during mundane tasks, write this blog, and study my bible. Philippians 4:8 says “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Using these activities as ways to turn my thoughts towards these things is good and helpful.
But lately, as I fold my laundry while listening to worship music, or dutifully read the latest popular Christian article (in place of the newspaper I guess), there’s been a nudging thought trying to push its way to the front of my mind. It’s this- with all this constant input, and all the noise (even though its good noise), how often am I sitting in silence to pray? Continue reading No Substitute For Prayer