It’s impossible to have a relationship with someone without talking to that person. This is why Jesus, who desires to become your closest Friend, invites you to talk to Him any time. Express your feelings. Share your burdens and joys.
When I talk with Jesus, sometimes I just say one word. That’s all it takes to start the conversation. It doesn’t matter how I feel at the moment or where I am. Jesus is always eager to hear what I have to say. You can be sure He will hear and will understand, no matter what language you speak.
Prayer is the answer for me. When I pray, I feel that Jesus, my Friend, hears me and everything is going to be all right. I trust in Him and it is all I need. Without prayer my life is hectic, days are filled with concerns and fear.
I know Jesus is waiting for me to talk to Him so He can fill my heart with His assurance. He said, “I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground.”
It is pretty amazing that while we are talking to Jesus something incredible happens to us. Because of our relationship with the One who cares, we are being transformed by His love and presence.
Prayer opens our hearts to God, like we’re talking with a friend. We don’t have to pray for God to know what we are, but we can pray in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.
Why not start the conversation today?
Volody Nesteruk serves the Spokane area as pastor of the Spokane Linwood Seventh-day Adventist Church.