Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
–Jeremiah 29:12 NIV
Bring to mind the one who holds the most loving place in your heart. Perhaps you are thinking of your spouse, a family member, or a friend. How often do you communicate with that person? If he or she spent the day with you, is it likely that you would let the entire day go by without a word? Could you maintain a healthy relationship without communication? Of course, you couldn’t.
The same holds true for each of us in our relationship with our Lord. He has made us in His own image, and He desires fellowship with us every day. We are reminded in Psalm 145 that “the Lord is near to all who call on Him…” (Psalm 145:18 NIV). Jesus invites us to communicate with Him: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28 NIV).
A deep relationship with our heavenly Father requires sharing with Him our deepest hopes, dreams, concerns, and questions. No matter how busy we are, it is vital to devote a segment of each day to one-on-one time with the Lord, as well as spontaneous communication with God throughout the day.
- Thank God for His willingness to listen to you each day.
- Pray that you will hear God’s voice as He speaks to you in prayer.