O God. It’s Monday.

(First published October 18, 2010)

I know. I’m probably supposed to start differently than that, God. With a “Dear” or a “Most heavenly Father” or something. But it’s Monday morning and I’m tired from the weekend and I am absolutely convinced that when Peter talked to you, Jesus, he almost never started with “Dear Jesus.”

Never.

It was more like, “Jesus! I’ve got a great idea.” Or “Jesus! Don’t talk that way. That’s never going to happen.”  or “Jesus! Don’t do that.

I don’t want to be like Peter, all argumentative. I know I am, but I don’t want to be. What I really want it to be able to hear you when I listen. But I can’t listen.

And this week isn’t shaping up to be a good week for listening. Meetings, travel, appointments, presentations. This is going to be a week. So I don’t want to be all demanding and telling like Peter, but I gotta tell you, I don’t feel like saying “dear.”

What I really want? I mean really? I really want a drink of living water because I’m tired of feeling so dry. I really want to rest, because I’m tired. I really want to know you. I mean really. So real I can touch, though I know and okay with the fact that’s not likely, at least not the hug you part.

(Although you understand the wanting to hug part, since you did make me with a need to be close.)

And I know that you offer people water and you offer rest and you offer peace. So on this Monday morning at the beginning of a busy week, help me be quiet. Help me stop drinking pop and be more thirsty for you. And help me be clear.

Please.

I’m asking as honestly as I know how.

Amen.

3 thoughts on “O God. It’s Monday.

  1. Alan Eicher

    I, Also, have dropped the “dear” when talking to God in my effort to make my conversation with Him, well, more conversational. I have also made an effort to not repeat His name continually as if to assure myself that He is there. It has brought a freshness and authenticity to my conversation with Him which has been lacking. Thanks for this post reminding us to be REAL with Him.

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