Day 2-He Hears Me, Now What?
Can it really be so simple? God hears me and I am just supposed to believe that based on those two snippets of scripture from yesterday? Really? Well, yes, because if scripture says it, its truth! But, if you are one of the not completely convinced, I offer you some more proof. Here you go…Psalm 116:1, Psalm 34:17, Psalm 145:19, Proverbs 15:29, I John 5:14.
So now what? …Now we are to speak to Him.
What would happen if you never spoke to your husband? What kind of relationship would you have with him if you just got up in the morning, got dressed, went off to work, came home, made dinner, and went to bed. All the while, he’s around you, but you never say a word to him. What do you think that would do to your marriage? Um, can we say total disfunction? Well, none of us actually do this in our marriages, and if you do, it’s a recipe for complete disaster. Our relationship with God is no different. If we spend our entire day going about our own business and never once say anything to the Lord, our relationship with him is going to be dysfunctional at the least. Scripture tells us that God hears us, but He can’t hear us if we don’t talk, right? Well we all know that God knows everything. So if he already knows what I am thinking, why do I need to tell him what I am thinking? The answer…because it provides fellowship with Him. Just like in our marriages, when we speak to our spouse, we are “fellowshipping” or building a relationship with them. It’s the same with God. We pray to him because we want to build our relationship with him. He wants us to have that time of fellowship with him and we can’t do that when we refuse to speak to him. Our greatest example in the Christian life is Christ. If he, Christ, spent time in prayer to fellowship with his Father, we should take that as a hint, don’t you think? Psalm 105:4, “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually.