It’s Friday and it’s time to do that 5 minute thingy again. And the subject is, indeed, again.
Lots of snippets of songs have begun to run through my head with that word jumping out at me…. like-oh, nevermind.
Again- indicates I’ve been here before. I’m repeating something – again. And the first thought that jumps in my head is again in relation to my prayer life. This word doesn’t often have a positive indication in my prayer life. When I’m bringing something back to the foot of the Throne of Heaven for the umpteenth time I feel like I’ve become a broken record. I want to mark it off my “list”. To write completed by it on the page. To move on. I’m ready to tackle a new problem.
But- God has a different agenda. By my persistence, and bringing those things before Him again and again and again He is teaching me.
He doesn’t see it the way the grandson sees the story grandpa is telling in The Princess Bride: “again with the kissing, stop with the kissing already!” Nope.
God sees me learning to walk by faith and not by what I see around me. He is gracious with my apparent lack of intelligence when I continue to make the same mistakes over and over and over. When I breathe the same prayer. When I beg “please?” When I fall on my face in a pool of tears. When my brain is scrambled and my heart is frantic.
He sees. He hears. He answers.