Talk To Me
“No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15
“How are you doing… no really?”
Those were monumental words and began a very important relationship in my life. Up to that point, I had felt that most of the people in my life, when asking how I was, were satisfied with the plastic “I’m fine” answer. But this person pushed and wanted to truly know how my heart and spirit were doing. As we meditate on Pastor Clay’s word to us from Sunday’s message, “do we consider God a friend to talk to?”, this story comes to mind. Let’s ask ourselves…
Do I have the comfortability with my Lord to:
- Trust He wants me to be that open in my communication with Him?
- Know that He wants to speak back His heart to me?
- Come to Him consistently enough to share the huge burdens, successes, fears, and mundane things?
- Talk to Him exactly like I would my best friend?
Think of how you and your closest friends communicate. You probably talk a few times a week, maybe every day! They’re the first person you want to contact in a disaster or great joy. You trust them with your deepest struggles and want them to speak into your life’s confusion. In the same way, you want to be the first person they come to. You view them like this because you’ve built a foundation of love and trust through time and/or life experiences together. We should view our relationship and the way we communicate, aka pray, with the Lord just the same.
In John, Jesus says He’s called us friends now. Why does He call us friends now? We’re His friends because “all the things that [He has] heard from [His] Father [He has] made known to” us. He opened up the line of communication first by sharing in the intimacy He had with His Father.
He has spoken through His Word, and if we listen, He wants to continually speak to us individually. He wants to draw that close and wants the same from us. Can you hear Him? “I’ve talked to you, child. Now… talk to Me.”
by Wesley Wilburn