31 ways

Life is busy. I miss my college days when it was part of my schedule each day to sit and pray and journal and read my Bible.

That’s not my life now. I don’t like waking up early, I can’t keep my eyes open late, and I find myself filling each day with work and play and friends and food and sometimes I can forget to set aside time and journal about my life for weeks at a time.

And to be honest? Sometimes I’m tired of talking to God and asking Him to figure stuff out that I can’t and digging into the things that I’m dealing with. Are any of you in full-time ministry? Because that adds this weird element of being in relationship with God because He’s also the Boss, and so when I do sit down to pray I want to talk about personal stuff but sometimes it ends up flipping to biz talk and I’m all, “Oh while I’ve got You, can we go ahead and discuss this company decision?”

I could give you all the ways that I talk about how to speak to God and listen to God in Speak Love but here’s what I really want to say:

Talk to God.

If you are tired and just want to retreat inside and ignore the hurt, don’t. Talk to God.

If you are excited and life is going great and you realize it’s accidentally been two weeks since you sat down and prayed? Do it today. Talk to God.

If you are brokenhearted, talk to God.

If you are nervous, talk to God.

If you are scared, talk to God.

If you are smack in the middle of exactly who you want to be, talk to God.

No matter your spot in life or your hurt or your healing, He’s listening to you.

Maybe you don’t need to hear this. Maybe I’m just talking myself through a season where it’s easier to power through than to be still and know, but I just have to say that in all the hubbub of these 31 Ways To Speak Love and ALL THE ACTIONS and ALL THE WORDS, what I really wish is for an hour to sit and talk and cry and be and hear and heal and feel like I’m understood.

[I can write me some kind of run-on sentence, people.]

Sweet friend. Talk to God. Don’t let your worries or your fears, your mistakes or your missteps, your joys or your victories keep you from connecting with the One who holds it all in His hands.

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SPEAK LOVE NOW

Today, talk to God.

 

This is Day 23 of 31 Ways to Speak Love. You can click here to see a list of all the posts in the series.