We all tend to turn to a friend for advice about a problem at one time or another. We express our concerns or frustrations. We might share how we’ve analyzed it and tried to figure it out on our own. We hope they will present a solution that we haven’t thought of yet. Talking to a friend is just like talking to God. He wants us to talk to Him.
God Doesn’t Need Thee’s And Thou’s
In Matthew 5:6-8, it basically says, don’t purposely pray to look good for others and don’t just repeat phrases over and over. Just talk to God because He actually knows what we need before we ask. So why pray? We pray because God wants us to ask. He wants to hear it. He has to hear it because we HAVE to give Him permission to work in our life. He’s a nice guy, He waits to be asked. He gives us a choice.
Don’t Run To A Friend, Run To God
I had a friend that I used to call and talk to when I was at one of my lowest points. I finally realized that He couldn’t help me. I SHOULD have been talking to God. So that’s what I did. I read Matthew 5:6-8 and had a breakthrough moment. A door opened. I realized that God was just asking me to talk to Him.
The Ultimate Open Door Policy
God has an open door policy. His door is ALWAYS open. God is saying I hear you when you talk to your friends. You don’t have to say, “Okay, God, now I’m going to pray.” Just talk to me!
Don’t Sabotage Your Life
Talking to God helped me come out of my insecurity and inferiority. It opened up a whole new door of opportunity. After that, when I walked outside, I noticed the birds singing and the sun shining. People were living their life. I wasn’t living my life before talking to God. I was sabotaging my life with negative thoughts and negative words.
You Don’t Have To Do Right For God To Want To Hear From You
If I had to wait until I got my life right before I could talk to God I’d never be able to talk to Him! God’s grace (undeserved favor) is enough.
The Still Small Voice, That’s God!
I’d like to encourage you to do that today. God will begin to talk back. Not out loud where our ears can hear, but as a still small voice inside. He speaks to our heart. And once we start living again, and that door of opportunity opens, we’ll react with a “YES! Praise God! This is going to be GREAT!” Trust me, it’s a phenomenal feeling. Go for it!