It’s Time to Dialogue with our God! Back to Basics!
This is a simple post. Not exactly earth shattering. Not prophesying the future. Simplistic in its nature to get back to the basics of relationship. To engage and focus. That is key to 2017. Let 2017 come at us with all its’ got………our focus and position determines our perspective. Let faith and hope arise.
Let’s put down our phones, shut down our computers, go somewhere to spend time with Jesus. It’s time to dialogue, to talk with God about our lives, our future, and our present.
My sheep recognize my voice. I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 (MSG)
That’s the basis of relationship – communication. I’m amazed at the number of Christians who adhere to its doctrine and its moral law but totally neglect experience – Father, Son and Holy Spirit engaging with a son or daughter to enrich their life with eternal perspective and reality.
How many actually spend time with a communicative God? A God that loves to talk to us as a Father.
How about Jesus and Holy Spirit? They all communicate to their children….that’s us.
I spend time in a listening mode with the Lord. He guides my life, gives me instruction, tells me where to go, and where not to go. I live in the reality of eternity right here and now.
So, it’s time to dialogue with God, one on one, up front and personal.
With all the noise out there in the form of social media, TV, radio……….it’s too much. The only One who knows everything about your past, present and future is God.
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; you know exactly how I was made, bit-by-bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Psalms 139:13-15 (MSG)
I have journals, lots of them. That’s me. Perhaps one journal or even two is enough for you. I’m making this a law. I believe it is absolutely necessary to know the voice of God. It will get us out of some harrowing situations in the future. It will also place us on a path of identity to follow and flow into our destiny. Know His Voice.
Sit, talk, and pour your heart out to the Father. Ask Holy Spirit for direction and guidance. We are in this world but not of this world so engaging with eternity is our reality.
Approach God just as you are and He will straighten you out in the places that are bent, out of shape, distorted from years of lies and accusations. You can start out talking, talking talking BUT at some point you have to learn to listen. That takes faith to sit still and be quiet. It can seem so extraordinarily simple that it appears to be ridiculous sitting in silence, reaching out to a God you can’t always see.
Engage, listen. No more multitasking. Unplug.
Enter into conversation. It’s a two-way street. No more spectator sport where we passively sit in a service and listen, as if we are robots. Gatherings are great but what do you do with the rest of your life?
Here’s what to do (if you aren’t doing it already.)
Get quiet. Anytime is okay – morning, noon or night. I prefer morning and He sets the tone for my day.
Express gratitude and thanksgiving even when all hell is breaking loose around you.
Ask questions……He answers…..it may not be what you want to hear, but He will answer.
One morning, in the midst of some pretty heavy discouragement, I heard Holy Spirit whisper. “This is not the end. This is just the beginning.”
His voice came from inside (Christ in me) while at the same time whispering in an eternal tone that I have come to recognize over the years as His, not mine. Most of the time, God speaks to me in whispers and over the years I have cultivated my ears to hear and my heart to respond.
Don’t you want to know what He thinks about you? What He has for you? Dialogue, listen and learn.
Living with Passion and Purpose in Christ,
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