Talking With God

“And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.”

– 2 Cor.6:18

I talked to three of my grandchildren on Skype last week. One in Ohio told me all about a visit to the local zoo – and included all the animal noises. Two more, in Tennessee, showed me some paper hats they decorated in VBS. I’m happy they love to talk to us, even if it’s just over the computer. They live too far away to have personal visits very often, so Skype is a blessing to us. When several of our sons and their families get together, they often Skype us to have a conversation.

Did you ever think that God must also feel happy to hear from us when we pray? He considers us family and desires to hear from us. Jewish people of the past often prayed at least three times a day, keeping up their link with God (See Daniel 6:10). We’re to depend on Him, tell Him what’s worrying us, and ask Him for the things we need. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Phil.4:6)

When we’re together on Sunday as a family of Christians, we spend time in prayer. Perhaps we should consider these prayers as a family event, a time when we want to include Him in what we are doing.

Isn’t it nice that, in prayer, we don’t have to pay for computers, Internet connections, and unstable networks that often crash? I like to think that God makes it very easy because He wants to hear from His family as much as possible.

– Tim Johnson