Romans 5:1-2, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.”
Have you ever had a relationship with someone and you brace yourself for his or her attitude toward you? You never know if he or she is mad at you or glad to be around you. It’s like checking a weather barometer. Before you get around him or her, you want to know where the gauge is on that thing.
A couple came to me for help years ago. I remember he told me before he came home from work, he called the children to assess the barometric pressure of the home. I ask him what he meant and he explained, “I needed to know how to prepare to meet my wife. Was the weather inside the home calm or was it storming like a hurricane? I had to be prepared.”
With God, we don’t have to worry. I am God’s and He is mine. It means, anytime I go to Him, He is the same. Our relationship is there. Some of us take that for granted. We think because we have a relationship with God, secured by Jesus Christ and His commitment to us on the Cross, we are good to go! Remember, it’s only the beginning. Once we’ve established we want a relationship with Him, is the moment we have to start working to grow the relationship with Him.
How often when you pray is the conversation one-sided? Do you ever stop to hear God or are you rambling on and on like that friend who pops up on your cell phone, and you grimace because you know, you won’t get a word in edgewise. Sometimes I wonder if God is whispering to us, “Take a breath! I want to tell you something.”
This morning as you go to God in prayer, stop for a moment and let Him speak to you. Clear your mind of what you want to say and let Him talk and breathe life into you.