Most of us are familiar with upgrades. Technology is constantly improving, and it has affected the way we communicate. The invention of the telephone (not to mention the wireless phone) has connected us globally and revolutionized human communication. Remember how long it took to get a letter from one continent to another? Letters had to be shipped, and if your letter happened to be on a ship that never made it to shore you would have to send another one. With the invention of the telephone and especially the computer we effortlessly bridge long distances today.
If cellphones and computers represent a major breakthrough in long distance communication, certainly our perception of God has been revolutionized when the Word became flesh and lived among us. It is so much easier for us to grasp God’s message of love by just looking at Jesus. Jesus walked the talk. In Him God’s Word comes alive.
We have a God who communicates. He has shared the truth with us for as long as there have been people. What God has proclaimed through His prophets in preceding centuries is now plain to see in His Son.
Good things are going to happen when we explore the life of Jesus. I know that my life has never been the same.
Communication happens all over the planet. It’s what I call “the traffic flow between minds”. Sometimes that traffic doesn’t flow so well. We don’t get through to another person and vice versa. If we run into a series of bad communication with certain people, we will mostly avoid them, if at all possible.
Being on the
same page with someone is more than just a pleasant feeling. In a lively conversation,
sparks are flying, inspiration takes place, and we feel exhilarated. Another
great aspect of a great conversation is feeling understood.
golden only to a degree. Of course we all need to give our mouths some rest,
otherwise there is communication overload. At the same time we are made to
communicate, that pretty much is the essence of life. If we have issues getting
the word out or problems taking information in, then we have to work on that.
Bad communication skills will isolate us.
God is a
beautiful communicator. He can be loud and in your face in an extreme case
scenario, but typically His way with people is laid-back. He gives us space. He
is curious what we have to say. He loves our minds and He especially loves a
good exchange of thoughts, which will inevitably happen in our prayer life.
God’s input is always golden.
not easy to get a communication flow going between Heaven and Earth. We all
need help in that department. I find it not easy to pray. But trust me, God
does not leave us hanging. He has a vested interest in us praying. God wants to
speak with us, and He will open Heaven’s door any time we knock. His door
swings wide open. He loves us so much!
There are disturbances that get in the way of our prayer. Sometimes we really have to want it to make it happen. We get distracted so easily. However, our prayer life is well worth fighting for. We will quickly discover that having conversations with God makes way for great conversations with people. It’s only natural since our Creator is connected with all of His creation, and as such He’ll give us insider information. We’ll be able to be a little more appreciative and understanding towards the people in our lives.
We all win when we pray. I dare say, the best thing happening in our lives is having a conversation with God Almighty.