Walking along the river path this morning, I was praying softly aloud and recognized the same words I’d spoken to the Lord almost every prayer time for many days. Suddenly, it was as though I heard a voice saying, “I’ve heard you, already. Now can I get a word in edgewise?”
I tried to quiet my mind and listen to Him, but the water flowing by and the birds twittering in the trees distracted me. In order to keep random thoughts from filling my mental ears I began to hum a favorite old hymn, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” hoping this background music would keep me focused and alert to God’s whisper.
Imagine my surprise to hear the Lord speak to me through these precious words and music. He reminded me of His constant availability, His strength and love.
Until the day He guides me gently, safely o’er to His Kingdom’s shore, I only need to lean on Him, because His hand is ever outstretched to take a closer walk with me.