Posted by: rodalex87 | October 28, 2010

God’s Voice

Your perception of how someone speaks to you is very critical in your desire and willingness to engage in conversation with them.    When we do wrong and feel bad, we would much rather share our feelings with someone that will give soothing words of encouragement than with someone that will offer a harsh rebuke.  We do not like to ask someone for help if that person will say something that will make us feel bad for needing help.  We grow closer and we grow distant from people based on our view of their tone of voice.

In the same way, our desire to come to God in prayer is affected by our view on how He speaks to us.  For me, I notice that it is much easier for me to have a conversation with God when things are going right in my life.  However, when I sin God is the last person I want to talk to.  Why is this?  I thought God’s love for me is based on my performance.  If I do good, he is happy.  Consequently, when I do bad, he is mad.  But now I know that God doesn’t relate to me based on what I do, He relates to me based on who He is, and He is Love (1 John 4:8).

When we sin, God will convict us of our wrongdoing and teach us how to repent (turn away from) our sin.  But this is done in love (Hebrews 12:6).  He doesn’t yell, he’s a gentleman that wont speak loud or out of turn (1 Kings 19:12).  God’s motive is always love so we should never fear to spend time with Him and hear what he has to say.

Never think you cannot go to God, He always has his ARMS OPEN, ready to hold you tight like any good Father would.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”  Romans 5:8

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