He speaks to us in the stillness and silence of our heart. No one knows us better than God, not even our family, so there is nothing we cannot share with Him. He loves us unconditionally. We were made in His image, and He has a plan to benefit each and every one of us.
Some people say they don’t like silence. Perhaps they have become conditioned to never ending noise and distracted by the business of life. However, when we want to have a heart-to-heart conversation with a close friend, we choose a quiet place where we can be alone and not interrupted. And so it is with God. When we pray to Him go off to our quiet place and give Him our full undivided attention. Be still – be silent. Figuratively, take His hand. But always offer praise and homage first, then, call out in abandonment, in hope and in trust.
God however, does not necessarily answer our prayers the way we want. Be sure to just pray for our needs and not our wants, and never forget to show gratitude and thank God for prayers answered. When we persevere in prayer, prayer can change our lives. Always remember, God will never allow us to shoulder more than we can bear. Sometimes, it is only in those ‘valley of tears,’ when our heart is broken, that there is a tiny gap where God can finally slip in.
‘And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good to such as, according to His purpose, are called to be saints.’ (Romans 8:28)
What is the meaning of life? (Baltimore Catechism, Question 6)
Why did God make you? ‘God made me to know Him, to love Him, to serve Him in this world and to be happy with Him forever in heaven,’
The best way to get to know and love someone is to spend time with them.
‘But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord’. (Joshua 24:15)