Are you in a relationship and if so…is it a good relationship or a bad one?What makes it good? What makes it bad? I’ve not done a poll….but my uneducated guess would be one answer for both. Communication. Either the communication is healthy, two sided, and open….resulting in a good relationship, or there is a lack of communication. It’s one sided and closed minded which most likely results in a bad relationship.
This morning as I was working on a very important relationship (the one I have with my Heavenly Father), He showed me something that I pray I never forget. He had me think about our night time devotions with the kids. I love these moments with them when Daddy reads from the Bible or a devotional book and they consistently interrupt him with their questions, thoughts, or ideas (usually….but not always…pertaining to the subject).
So as I’m pondering on this time, here is what the Lord speaks to my heart, He says, “You know how much you love when your kids get into a deep conversation with you? How you talk to them about something and they give their ideas on what they think about it? Even if it’s way off, you love to hear what they have to say – what they’re thinking. You don’t shut them down if it’s wrong, you gently speak the truth, encouraging them to keep talking. Or when they do get it right – you give them praise and adoration and you’re so thankful that they’ve been paying attention. You don’t put the blame on them for not knowing the truth either. You realize they haven’t either been taught the truth or maybe just haven’t grabbed hold of the revelation of it. So you hope for more opportunities to have these conversations with them. That’s what I want. I want more opportunities to talk with you, to share the truth, to help you to have a greater revelation of My love, Who I am and what I have planned for your life.”
I am so thankful that God WANTS to be in a relationship with ME! He wants to be in a relationship with YOU too!! Communication with Him is the key. Get to know Him. Yes, He already knows everything about you, but He still desires for You to share what’s in your heart with Him.
I never get tired of hearing my kids say, “I love you” or when they say, “Do you remember when……”. Even if they have reminded me of it a thousand times….they are still reminiscing on good times we had together and want me to know that’s what’s in their heart. God never gets tired of hearing from us either.
And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. 15 And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for. – 1 John 5:14-15
Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. – Ephesians 3:17