Have you stopped to think recently about how amazing it is that God invites us to talk to Him? Here are some reasons I find myself in a constant, jaw-dropped state of wonder at the idea of prayer:
God already knows what I’m going to say, but wants to hear it any way.
God already knows what I need, but enjoys my asking any way.
God even enjoys hearing my voice utter the same request over and over again.
God is mindful of me and my prayer—no matter how insignificant I feel it is.
That anything I could say to God would even attract His attention.
That anything I could say to God would move Him in any way.
That anything I could say to God could change His mind or my life.
That anything I could say to God would bring Him pleasure at all.
That God desires a by faith, speaking relationship with me.
That Heaven is silenced at the faintest whisper of my prayer.
That 100% of the time I have 100% of God’s focus directly on me.
That talking to a God I cannot see actually could be more powerful than all other human efforts.
That simply speaking to God can so radically change everything—both in me and around me!
So often, prayer is what we do after all of our best efforts fail. That’s backwards. Prayer should be our first impulse in every moment.
If you haven’t talked to God today, consider what you’re missing! Prayer really is amazing!
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
~ Pastor Waterhouse