As I drove to take the children on an outing, I realized I haven’t been talking about God throughout the day for awhile. That worried me a little, and then the introspective part of me took over. Why not, self? Are you dry spiritually? Is God not teaching you anything? Are you praying for nothing? Have you just been too self-absorbed lately?
After that line of questioning left me a little convicted (because God has been teaching me things, although I haven’t been “feeling” as good about spiritual things lately). Then I started a different direction of self-questioning. No matter why you have been silent, you should now use this opportunity to talk. Hmmm, what about? Well, the easiest thing is to talk about what God is doing in your own life.
I never got that far, because I asked instead “What has God done for us this week?” My faith that God is working in my children is small. I did not expect a substantive answer.
But David said “Well, we’ve been busy this week. God has helped us to work hard.”
I was nearly speechless. It was true. I pray about that at breakfast sometimes. What’s funny is that, while I was busy working, and not paying attention to spiritual things, David reminded me that God was working in my life, on my behalf. Moreover, God was at work in David’s heart to show him His work.
I got distracted. The conversation ended. Perhaps, though, I can follow up that talk with prayer and a discussion at the breakfast table in the morning.
Increase my faith, Lord.