Thursday, January 9, 2014

Connecting with Conversation

Luke 11:1, “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray…’”

“Can you hear me now?” was a slogan for a cell phone company that gained notoriety. It may also be a question many Christ followers would like to ask God when they don’t feel like they are getting through to Him with their prayers.

Prayer is communication with God. Jesus responded to their request with guidance on how to have a direct conversation with God. He said don’t make of show of your prayers to try to convince others you are spiritual. Don’t repeat the same words again and again. It does not get you any closer to God answering. But He does say to keep on asking, seeking and knocking and then you will receive, find and the door will be opened to you. He also says if we as sinful people know how to give good gifts to our kids, “how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him.”

Real connection takes consistent conversation. Consistent conversation builds real relationship. An intentional daily conversation with God is needed to keep you growing, Let’s take the next few moments and spend time talking and listening to Him.

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