Today’s technology is amazing. A few days ago, we walked into our friends house and they were video chatting with their parents. They talked for almost 2 hours. In a push of a button their parents were able to catch up with each of them and their grandkids. How awesome it that? Decades ago, we didn’t have that capability. Our best communication at the time was by phone. Even then it was difficult because the cost involved to talk long distance was quite expensive. Then of course going back even further than that we relied on letters. For as far back as it goes, communicating is important!
It got me thinking about how most of us have this amazing technology in the palm of our hands but yet we still take that for granted and make no effort to communicate. Think about it? How is your relationship with your friends and loved ones?
Which person came to mind when you asked yourself that question? Now let me ask you, when was the last time you put for the effort? If you haven’t talked lately, let me ask you, do you feel close? Do you know what’s going on in their life? Do you even care to know? When you do talk are you listening? Perhaps your the one failing to communicate or maybe you feel like your the only one putting forth the effort not to have it reciprocated back. Whatever the case may be, when you lack the communication your relationship WILL change. The lack of communication is the #1 relationship killer! Your relationship is dependent upon this. Those you communicate daily with, will KNOW you best. It’s that simple!
When you lack communication your relationship will change
Our relationship with God is the same way. He’s given us direct access to him through HIS word. He’s put for the effort with you and are you reciprocating back? He wants a personal relationship with us. He was to know us. He is here to listen. He wants to communicate with us, but in order to do that we must be willing to pick up the phone… AKA Bible and be able to listen. We can’t be doing all the talking. Have you ever gotten frustrated trying to talk to someone whose not listening? I’m sure God feels the same way towards us. He’s trying to talk to us and we’re not listening. He is there for you 24/7. So call him daily, multiple times a days or every hour if needed. He’s never too busy to take your call.
Philippians 4: 6-7
Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand . His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
I know that hearing God is hard. I love how the author Neale Donald Walsch, just started writing down his thoughts to everything he began questioning. By doing so he was able to hear God.
Be sure to take a look inside this book Conversations with God. It may just be something you need to get you started.
What do you do to put forth the efforts of communicating with God and your loved ones. Share and comment below and be sure to forward this to someone you know that needs to hear this message.