You know, the daily practice of quiet time with our Creator is like little league drills or practicing the piano or casting a fishing pole.
It requires discipline.
Sometimes, it is tedious work.
It is necessary.
The Holy Spirit indwelling your life and my life is necessary.
It is here, in practice, you become more skilled at the art form of opening yourself up to receive His relentless. relentless. relentless mercy.
You don’t practice to be a great little league drill specialist or a great piano practicer, you practice to become a skilled athlete or a musician … skilled at the art form itself.
Likewise, it is in the regular practice of showing up
that the King of the world welcomes His child in.
Here, He slathers us with His grace.
Here, He mesmerizes us with His Light.
Here, He increases our capacity to trust Him by receiving His radiance in our human-skin-turmoil, and transmitting His glory into a daily world that is desperate to receive Him.
Like everything else, it’s all about the practice of showing up.
“So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet.” James 4:7-10 MSG
Show up. Get serious.