Prayer that Permeates

Since I’m just getting back from a few days away from home, I thought I would share some thoughts from Oswald Chambers and C.S. Lewis on talking with and listening to the Lord. I pray they will be just the words you need to hear today. Be blessed!

“Get into the habit of dealing with God about everything. Unless in the first waking moment of the day you learn to fling the door wide back and let God in, you will work on a wrong level all day; but…pray to your Father in secret, and every public thing will be stamped with the presence of God.” –Oswald Chambers

“…all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; listening to that other Voice, taking in that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day. Standing back from all your natural fussings and frettings; coming in out of the wind. We can only do it for moments at first. But from those moments the new sort of life will be spreading through our system; because now we are letting Him work at the right part of us. It is the difference between paint, which is merely laid on the surface, and a dye or stain which soaks right through…” –C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

What are our lives stamped with? Have we allowed the Lord’s life, love, and words to permeate our lives — to soak through us?

“…they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13b

*Flickr photo by kelsey_lovefusionphoto


  1. This is a beautiful post, Cheryl. Thank you for this reminder.

  2. So glad you liked it, Renae. Thanks for letting me know!

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