Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Conversations With God

Am I the only one who sometimes finds it hard to hear from the Lord? And why don't people talk about it more? Is there shame in not hearing God's voice? I know He speaks so it must be something that I'm doing. What's the deal?

Relationships here on earth (no matter how beautiful) consist of two sinners coming together and trying to get it right. But our relationship with God is different. Much different. There is still a sinner in the equation but there's also a perfect God on the other end. This relationship is unlike any other.

Think about this: If you're sitting and drinking coffee with a friend and spilling your heart and they're not fully present (texting, gazing off, etc), you no longer want to tell them anymore, right? They're not paying attention to what you're telling them in trust. It's sort of a bad feeling if you've ever been there.

I imagine that's exactly how God feels. We pray:
"God, what is your heart for my future?"
"What do you think about ______?"
"Lord, break my heart for what breaks yours."
"Lord, speak to me."

But here's the problem: We forget that it is an honor to be in the presence of God, the Great Comforter. How often do we sit down to spend time with Him in prayer, in worship, in the Word, and yet we have our phone sitting right beside us and if it lights up...we grab it in a second? Or more over, we'll turn our attention to something or someone else.

It's crazy when you think about it! It's rude and insincere. We would never do that to our friend opening their heart to us, so why do we so easily do that to our God? Our Savior? He deserves better than that, don't you think?

If you want to know God's heart; If you want to hear God speak, pay attention to Him. Honor Him when He shows up. Turn off your phone, put the computer away and just be still. Be a good listener.

Sit in the presence of the Living God and be made whole. It's the most real thing, the most tangible love, and the most peaceful place we will ever experience. He brings perfection to the table and you don't wanna miss it. You'll melt.


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