Posted by: rodalex87 | November 18, 2010

When Girlfriend Rambles

A man and woman are happily in love with one another.  The girlfriend admitted to the boyfriend that she often rambles when she writes to him.  He replied that he also rambles whenever he writes to her.  She blushed and both of them realized that they loved each other so much that they can’t help but to share all things with one another. 

The desire to share all things with a significant other is a necessary characteristic in our relationship with God.  Scripture tells us to “cast all our cares” to God (Philippians 4:6).  Talking to God is our opportunity to share anything and everything with our Heavenly Father.  Sadly, I have observed in my personal life and in the life of others a lack of value placed on prayer.  Prayer has often become the prerequisite to getting what we really want when it should be valued in itself as an opportunity to talk to the God of the universe. View professional hip hop artist Ambassador’s thoughts on this subject to understand what I mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKf1G0xxyCE. Watch video starting at 3:00 and ending at 4:00.   

Our love for God, or lack thereof, is reflected in our prayers.  We naturally want to share all our feelings and thoughts; our joys and fears, with the one we are most intimate with.  The Scripture says that we are to pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17).  Unfortunately, we place emphasis on explaining why this verse shouldn’t be taking literally.  However, I want to state that instead of looking at this verse as a burden that we need to talk ourselves out of, we should view this scripture as a healthy goal in a relationship with God.  We should long for long conversations with The One who dwells in Heaven in even greater measure than we long for intimate conversations with people on this planet.  To paraphrase Francis Chan in his book Crazy Love, we should be upset when we have to stop praying because we have to go to work, or because we got to get to class. 

Are we really in love with God?  Let our conversations with God be a measuring rod for this answer.


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