Thursday, March 8, 2018

Come and Talk with Me

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me”, and I respond, “I am coming.”
Psalm 27:8 (NLT)

Come and talk with me.

I love this invitation, don’t you? I imagine God patting the sofa cushion and encouraging me to sit. And I try to respond “I am coming”, because I’m at my best when I start the day in scripture and prayer. But…

I often don’t have time to sit and I respond, “Not today, God, I’m in a rush.” What I forget is that a slow deep breath with my heart laid open before Him instantly communicates all that needs to be said. While God prefers the long version of the story (so He can ask questions and offer guidance), the snapshot invites His presence and involvement.

Come and talk with me.

The voice can sound like guilt when I haven’t prayed in awhile. It’s like reconnecting with a long-lost friend. “Where do I start? What excuse can I make for my silence? I know I should… but do we still have anything to talk about?” These thoughts prevent me from talking with God and the separation grows. But God doesn’t condemn my absence. He delights in my presence and calls to me every day.

Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lam 3:23)

When God whispers “Come and talk with me”, will you respond “I am coming”?

A heart placed open before God instantly communicates all that needs saying. (tweet this)

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