Why is this important? After journaling partially about my failings in Practicing the Presence of God, this song came into my heart. The last verse says:
Praise to the Lord, oh, let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath
come now with praises before Him;
Let the Amen sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.
Yes, Lord I adore You, even when I get lost in distraction. Forgive me Lord when I forget You.
Brother Lawrence says to waste no time but confess and return promptly to talking with You and abiding with You. Waste no time beating yourself up. Confess your failing. Promptly return to the practice. Have you noticed yet how the enemy would have you stall and stay stuck in your failings rather than move on to God’s Presence? He is a crafty one.
So here I am Lord, Your Molly Lin. You ask me to stand and tip, be Your lily shield. Help me to obey. I return to You.