What is your method of communication with God? How do you keep the conversation fresh over time? What energizes you to keep seeking, even craving, a close relationship with Him?
Believe it or not my main way is by writing these devotionals every day. It keeps me accountable. It forces me to get into the Word even during those times that I’d rather be doing something else.
Yes, even doing something else.
What? Do you think it’s any different than maintaining any other relationship? It takes commitment and cultivation and sometimes we just don’t feel like putting in the time.
The good news? God always feels like it.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hears and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
“Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).
“This is the assurance we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us — whatever we ask — we know that we have what we asked of Him” (1 John 5:14,15).
Three random passages that speak of ourselves and God. What we do. What He does. And how that all comes together in fellowship.
My best advice? Relax. God’s relaxed. It’s not some formal business meeting.
Talk. Enjoy. Smile. Laugh. Cry. Express yourself. Even get angry if you feel a need to. In all healthy and solid relationships there is as much listening as speaking.
Talk to Him today. There is a wealth of health to be gained in body, soul, and spirit.
Keepin’ it Real,