05 Nov Talk to Him – He Actually Listens
I currently have a graduate class that just sits and listens. I cannot get them to talk. One of the values of a graduate class is having a room full of mature adults who share the lessons and insights of having lived a few decades. They have much to share that undergrads and freshly graduated BA students do not have. Dutifully this particular class takes notes and turns in all their assignments. But that’s it. Either they totally believe everything I tell them so there is no need to add more or they think what I am saying is so useless there is no need to dignify it by speaking to it.
On the way home this evening I was wondering if God is ever frustrated by our silence. Do we talk to Him enough? He did say, “Come now, let us reason together.” Isaiah 1:18. In Exodus 32 we read, “Then Moses pleaded with the LORD his God, and said: “LORD, why does Your wrath burn hot against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt . . . So the LORD relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people.” It is obvious from this passage that God is not opposed to our voicing our opinions and He listens and takes them into consideration. He is a good Father.
When we pray we don’t have to just say nice things. Prayer is for complaints as well as praise. Prayer is for dumping out all the pent up woes and frustrations we have. Prayer cleanses the soul better than going to a human counselor and paying $200 an hour. God listens for free and He is so much wiser. So talk to Him. He listens.