Have you ever been hungry, but after eating, you still aren’t satisfied? Sometimes we eat, and our
stomachs are full, but the hunger for something specific remains. Life can feel this way. We have busy schedules with very little time unaccounted for, but if we are really honest with ourselves, most of us aren’t satisfied, and we don’t know why.
God wants us to know Him, so He planted a longing in us that can only be satisfied in His presence. Thankfully, access to God isn’t limited to church services. God wants to be a part of every moment of your life, even the busy ones. He desires to have an “all day, everyday” conversation with you. '
You can begin this conversation now. Use plain language. Be yourself. Simply acknowledge God and invite Him in. Whether you’re changing a diaper, mowing the lawn, or closing a deal at work, it doesn’t matter. Be mindful that once invited in, He may have something to say. You may gain clarity where it was lacking or have an idea you recognize is not your own. The key is to turn all of life’s activities into conversation with God. It’s not difficult, but it does require being intentional.
A constant conversation with God starts by practicing it until it becomes a habit. There is nothing too big or too small to talk to Him about. He cares about it all. You will spend some time talking and some time listening. As you choose God over and over throughout your day, you will begin to know Him better. If at any time you become unaware of His presence, simply pause and realign your thoughts. Invite Him back in. You are as close to God as you choose to be. No place is any closer to Him than where you are right now.
Scriptures to read: Isaiah 55:6a; Psalm 16:11a; James 4:8
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
• Have I been putting conversation with God in the box of church or chair time only?
• What step can I take to increase the amount of conversation I have with God every day?
Dear Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that You desire an intimate, personal relationship with me. I am amazed and humbled that the Creator of the universe wants to be in constant conversation with me. Right now, I invite You in to every part of my life. From the spectacular to the mundane, nothing is off limits to You. I want to remain in Your presence. I choose to be intentional. I am determined to speak to You throughout the day, and I welcome You to speak to my heart. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.