“Thank you Lord for the honor of coming before you to talk about whatever I want, whenever I want,” I prayed and my words trailed off. I sat, legs crossed, on my unmade bed with the rain drizzling outside. My own words sent me into a trance of sorts as I stared at the basket on the floor overflowing with sheets and towels.
My mind took me back to the Sunday school lesson I taught just the day before. “The difference between a good marriage and a great one is open communication,” I had told the class. “A good marriage overlooks things and keeps its mouth shut. A great one talks openly about things of the heart, even when the conversation isn’t easy.”
It didn’t occur to me then, but as I sat in the early morning hour spending some time in prayer, I realized the same is true with Christ. The more time I spend talking and creating an open channel for communication between us, the better our relationship.
God wants to talk to me as much as possible. He never tires of the things I say. He doesn’t fall asleep when I whisper to Him in bed. My Heavenly Father longs for me to address my insecurities, my fears, my dreams, my likes and dislikes. He is interested in the desires of my heart and wants to share His heart with me, as well.
I smiled at my epiphany and leaned back onto my pillows. “God, you are awesome,” I told Him. “Can I just tell you something I’m excited about? Well, ….”
This is the beginning of something beautiful.
Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:8 NIV