I know most of you have heard of Team Hoyt. If not you need to check out their website http://www.teamhoyt.com/. Its the story of a father and son who run through life together.
The Father (Dick), loves to run because it brings such joy to his son (Rick) who can't. Yet they share the experience together. I realized today how much joy the "shared experience" is and how much joy my experiment has brought me. I wheeled over to my Monday Bible study today with Faye. She has MS and is always in her wheelchair. I could stand anytime I wanted. She could not. Yet we both sat and wheeled around the room. We talked and opened our Bibles to study together. We have been doing this for years. We have been doing this long enough to become comfortable with and often confide in each other. We had a shared history.
I think God would love for us to share our experiences/history with him as well. He wants to share in our joys and bring comfort in our failures. He wants to heal our hurts and exalt in our triumphs. We talk about a relationship with God. Maybe the problem we have with prayer is not our willingness to talk. Maybe its our lack of shared experiences to talk about.
I had to walk a little today to do my Meals on Wheels route. The only thing that hurt was the bottoms of my feet. A teensy bit unsteady at first but not much. We'll see how that might change in about three weeks. lol.