Early African believers were earnest and regular in their private devotions. Each one reportedly had a separate spot in the thicket where he would pour out his heart to God.

Over time, the paths to these places became well worn.

As a result, if one of these believers began to neglect prayer, it was soon apparent to the others.

They would kindly remind the negligent one, “Brother, the grass grows on your path.”

Prayer is a time when we can be completely intimate with the Lord. We can share all our burdens, heartaches, situations and life struggles. But sometimes, we need to get away into the thicket, alone, and be intimate with Him.

The Lord loves to be intimate with us. He doesn’t want a superficial relationship of recited prayers. Instead, He wants us to have a deep relationship with Him, the One who loves us with a love that is everlasting!

If grass has begun to grow on your path, take some time out and find your way to that spot in the thicket today. God awaits you!

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah. Psalms 62:8

–by George Whitten

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