beth moore has posed this question in several of her bible studies & videos, & it has stuck with me for years:
how different would our prayer lives be if Christ suddenly showed up while we were having our quiet time?
i hope i would recognize Him.
i hope i would fall to the floor rather than stay seated in my padded chair.
i hope i would cry out His name in adoration.
i hope i would be afraid to look at His face & at the same time anxious to see it.
i hope i would talk to Him with the shy but unreserved speech of a child before one admired & trusted.
i hope i would ask Him to put His hand of blessing on the suffering people on my prayer list.
i hope i would find the voice & courage to sing a song of praise to Him.
i hope i would listen to Him.
i hope it would mark me with a desperate thirst for & expectancy of His presence for the rest of my days.
how do you think it would change you?