I had a friend who used to tell me she felt guilty for falling asleep when praying her nightly prayers. “God must be so disappointed in me! I can’t even stay awake to say goodnight to him.” I knew her heart was full of love and a desire to please God. I listened and then I asked her a question; “What do you think God would like more? To hear you say; ‘Goodnight.’ or for you to fall asleep in his arms?'” She smiled and understood that oftentimes we make our relationship with God more complicated than it should be.

The contemplative way tells us that when we are chopping wood, it is with God. When we eat a meal, it is with God. When sitting quietly, it is with God. All things we do can be with an awareness that God isn’t impressed with our showmanship, rules and regulations, dogma and definitions. God longs for us to realize where we are; he is and our awareness of his presence, our understanding he desires to be with us is the meeting of every need we have now and forever.

@BrianLoging (Twitter)

About is a place for sojourners walking this spiritual path called life. - Essentialist, contemplative, author, advocate, old soul

Posted on May 7, 2017, in Mindfulness and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I use to think that God would think different of me for doing it. But I learned that what better way to have the last thing on my mind is talking to the Lord.

    God knows my heart and now I don’t have those thoughts anymore when I fall asleep praying. For me talking to the Lord before I close my eyes is a blessing. It’s my time at the end of the day to share with Him my entire day and ask what could I have done to change my mistakes I did during the day.

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