The ability to communicate is one of the most important tools we have in our lives. Many times when we think of communication, we think of talking to our family members and friends, but too many times we stop there. Communication with God is an area where most of us need to make some improvement.
Communication with God not only involves prayer, but it also involves praise. Prayer is not just asking God for things, giving Him a list of things we need, or usually things we think we need. . Prayer is also simply being thankful, praising God for all he has done, even when things are not going our way. When we pray, we are submitting ourselves to God’s will, telling God that we trust His wisdom and that we understand that His grace and mercy will be sufficient in any situation.
Good communication is a two way street, but listening for God to speak to us is much more difficult. We have so many distractions – family, friends, jobs, television, cell phones, etc – that make it hard for us block everything out and focus on God. Simple things like setting aside time to read the Bible or time for prayer can help us become more tuned in to what God is trying to say to us.
Any relationship that does not have good communication is a doomed one. God wants us to seek him first, to put our relationship with Him above all others. The best way to improve our relationship with God is to keep our lines of communication with Him open and to be consistent in our prayer life. It is through prayer that we can really begin to see God move in our lives.
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