One of our greatest needs is communication. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the greatest areas of relational challenges.
Well functioning communication, with godly love and truth, is healing and nurturing. But when communication breaks down misunderstandings occur, resentment builds, & wounds grow, even through the best of intentions.
God intended perfectly beautiful communing as way of life, in a way that would never break down. As He walked with Adam and Eve in the garden they experienced the best of communication, the way it was meant to be.
Sadly, all of creation no longer functions as designed. We no longer hear Him audibly and we struggle to communicate with each other,
Even so, we are still blessed to commune with Him daily through prayer. To “pray without ceasing” is like having an open ended conversation available at all times with the very one who understands us best.
Prayer is the ultimate form of communication as it connects us to the ultimate source for our every need.Comm
Prayers can be breathed, thought, yelled, sung, cried, written, use whatever means you choose.
Prayer grants immediate access to the One who is always available to listen, always cares and always loves.
Prayer is an amazing multi-faceted, barrier breaking, soul releasing and soul filling way to interact with the One who is steadfast, faithful and more than capable in any and all circumstances.
At the heart of prayer is a soul to spirit connection between uniquely created beings and the One Creator of all things. This, my friends, is a beautiful thing. Let us treasure it and fully engage in it.
Through prayer our soul is nourished and our hearts are drawn into deeper places as we connect with the Almighty.
When we pray we share our hurts, our joys, our pains, our confusion, our doubts, our cares. He receives them. He tends to them.
When we pray we draw near to the heart of the Father who has open arms. He receives us.
When we pray we have an opportunity to “get real” in more ways than we often let ourselves do. How about being completely honest with the one who already knows our need, our pain – our sin?
Need someone to talk to? He is there to listen. Even if you don’t know what to say. Even if you think you’ll mess it up.
Need to yell and cry? He can handle it. Besides, He already knows.
Need to be real and honest with your feelings? By the way, we all do. He desires it and our souls need it.
Need to feel heard? He assures us that He does. He never misunderstands or interrupts.
Need answers? He has them, though we often don’t like them & He doesn’t always reveal them as we wish he would.
Need direction? His spirit is our guide and He is with all who have put their trust in Him.
Need truth? He is the source of all truth.
Need strength & power? His spirit is available.
Need life-giving nourishment? His living water is never ending, always available and better than anything on earth.
Need to know that there is hope for you, no matter what you’ve done, what you’ve said and what you’ve believed? He IS our help, our hope and our salvation. In Him we trust.
Friends – God desires our prayerful communion with Him. Whether on your knees, fully prostrate or unable to even fold hands, let us each, imperfect as we are, seek communication with the perfect Father.
May I pray with you today? Let us pray what Paul prayed to the Ephesians.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:14-20
with love, Jolene