Hey y’all! It’s pretty late in the day when I’m writing this, but I just started a new job and I kinda forgot that today was Saturday and that I have to post… oops! But here I am with a new post!
At my job, I have a lot of time to myself. I have to get up early in the morning though, around 4:30 to 5:00, but much closer to 5:00. I’ve never been an early riser. Mornings aren’t my thing, so this has been an adjustment. However, I’m discovering that it doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
At first I thought I would have no time in the morning to do my devotionals, now that I’m working all morning. But I’ve found the opposite to be true.
I have found time to rest in Christ while I’m at work, even just on the drive over. I do my devotional right when I wake up before I get out of bed. And then I spend my morning just talking to God, not so much asking for anything, but just kinda talking to Him as I would a friend, telling Him about my day and my worries and even the little joys.
Psalm 46:10 says to “Be still, and know that I am God…”
I think it takes getting away from all the noise, all the bustle of everyday life, and even all the people, to find that place. To just get alone with God and just be still. To learn to be quiet and listen for Him.
I read somewhere that prayer is just talking to God. I would agree with that. But I also think that most of the time we turn that conversation into a monologue. Prayer should be a two way street, just like other conversations. But how often do we just talk and talk and not listen to the response?
Think of it this way. If you and your best friend met up to talk, how would you feel if your best friend dominated the conversation and never once stopped to let you have a say? I would feel pretty slighted.
It’s that way with the Lord. He wants to speak with us, but He can’t always because we don’t stop to listen.
God can be heard the best in our quiet, still moments. When we’re not hassled by distractions or busy in any way. When we just get away from everything and everyone and just listen for him.
I’m learning that more than ever now. I’m also learning that sometimes he doesn’t talk to me, sometimes He just stays with me. I think having a friend that is comfortable enough to be around you even when neither of you feels like talking is a friend worth keeping. Jesus is that friend for me. Sometimes it’s more important to me that I can feel His presence with me than for me to hear that still, small voice. It’s comforting to me to know that my God is with me wherever I go.
My Lord not only stays with me, He guides me, He protects me, He provides for me, and He comforts me. The list could go on and on, but I’ll stop there. 😉
Thank you so much for reading along! These were just some of my thoughts about talking to God in my life, but I’d love to hear some of your thoughts as well! 🙂