While driving last week and listening to the radio, I heard a discussion on being a “Jesus stalker”. It stopped my thoughts in their tracks - a Jesus stalker? If all you do is read the Bible or go to church or memorize Scripture, gathering information about Jesus but not actually talking to Him, then maybe you area Jesus stalker. Collecting all the information you can without pursuing a relationship is stalkerish.
The analogy of the stalker falls apart, though. Usually a stalker wants a relationship but for some reason feels like he can’t have it. God is not like a stalker victim. He is the one pursuing the relationship with us but leaves it up to us as to whether we respond, or even notice. But He’s not the stalker, either. He doesn’t harass us into a relationship with him.
· Using Scripture memory as a tool for meditation, listening, and prayer ;
· Praying Scripture that I’m reading/studying in the form of praise, thanksgiving, confession, and/or request;
· Singing or meditating using music into my devotional time;
What are some ways you really connect with the Father in your quiet time?