Did you know we could talk WITH God? Sometimes, I forget that prayer is talking WITH God, Himself! Many of us would prefer talking TO God. Perhaps some of us enjoy talking ABOUT God. But God has granted us direct access to Himself! Isn’t that amazing? The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords has given us, mere mortals; a communication link. He has made it possible for us to come into His very Presence. Do you know my God? This isn’t an opportunity to be taken lightly. But talking WITH God is a bit more involved than talking TO God. Prayer is like having a conversation, except we are communicating with the Almighty, All-Powerful God. There is the implication that the parties involved in a conversation are talking and listening. Do you know the Lord is a great Listener? He is a wonderful Secret Keeper. Unlike many other listeners, He can actually do something about the trials, we may be facing. I want that God! What part do I play in this two-way conversation? Well, glad you ask!! He expects us to listen, while He is speaking. That’s part of the conversation; He speaks when we read His Word. As a matter of fact, He tells us about Himself and He tells us about us! No one knows us better than the Lord, not even ourselves! When we pray, we build a relationship with God. He talks, we talk back. He listens, we also listen. When we are still and allow Him to speak, we get to know Him, He already knows everything about us; He is our Creator! We become more knowledgeable about His ways, His standards. Prayer prepares us to learn more about His expectations. When we talk, we ask for forgiveness, we offer thanksgiving and we bring our numerous requests before a Caring God. One who makes a difference! This two-way conversation called prayer grows us spiritually, teaches us to trust, gives us hope, sends peace and joy and provides rest for our soul. Why then do we hesitate when it is time to pray?
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Have a blessed day and remember: God’s love is unfailing, unwavering and unconditional.
Do you find it easy to talk to God? What does your time with the Lord look like? What do you use?