Missing God (Thirty Days To Greater Fruitfulness, Day 20)

This blog has been temporarily overtaken by my Thirty Days To Greater Fruitfulness Challenge.  You can find out more by checking out the Introduction.

So the win today was how miserable I was.  That’s right, I was miserable and I think that means I’m winning.  You see, yesterday was tough.  The reason yesteray was tough was because I missed my time listening for the Lord’s voice.
Today was only different because I managed to eak out some time with Jesus before bed this evening.  And while I had a busy, productive, full day, I was miserable because I hadn’t had time to listen for the Lord’s voice for more than two days.

How is being miserable a win?  Well, in my mind it’s good that I’m becoming used to listening and hearing Jesus.  The fact that I’m miserable when I’m not doing those things means that I’m becoming dependent on what He says and doing what He says is becoming my source of strength. And, for those of you who are worried, I’m not falling off the bandwagon, I’m just trying to find all the fruit I can, even when the days don’t work out like I plan.

So, today miserableness is my fruit.  It’s not pretty, but there it is hanging on the vine.

Have you found yourself noticing a difference when you don’t get time with Jesus?  How is that changing your outlook on your time spent listening? Let us know in the comment section.

Join us on the “Thirty Days to Greater Fruitfulness” experiment.  For the rest of September we are spending 30 minutes in silent prayer listening to Jesus and then acting on what He asks us to do.  Then we blog about the changes that are occurring in our lives through the marriage of listening and obedience.  It’s not too late.  If you’re just checking out that experiment feel free to jump in.  And if you want more information, you can check it out here.

Photo Credit: September WallPaper Calendar by DewDreams


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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

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