You are invited to have a conversation with God

Linda Fode
Jan 9 · 4 min read

where we both talk and both listen.

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My Heart Hears You Say , Come and Talk With Me

(Psalm 27:8, NLT)

At first glance, the invitation seems daunting.

It is like being given an informal invitation to a celebrity wedding. Is this a joke? Who is this really?

When I am sure that the invitation is real questions flood my mind.

What will I wear? Who will I sit with? Most importantly, why have I been invited? Am I supposed to bring a gift?

There is fear mixed with excitement. I delay in sending a response.

I certainly don’t tell anyone that the groom has invited me personally. I doubt that anyone would believe that he talked to ordinary me .

My Heart Hears You Say , Come and Talk With Me the

Psalm 27:8 (NLT)

From the beginning to the end of Scripture God invites people to come and talk with Him.

He invites us to have a personal relationship with him.

God invites us to come and talk with Him.

He invites not commands .

He gives us the choice :

• Come all who are weary and I will give you rest

• Call me and I will answer

• Come fearlessly into my presence assured of my glad welcome

What stops me and stops you from coming?

It could be lots of things.

Maybe you feel too guilty or too worthless or too ordinary or too insignificant for God to talk to you personally.

Maybe you don’t know how to start the relationship? You don’t know what to say?

Are you afraid of getting it wrong? Afraid of saying the wrong things? Asking for the wrong things?

Did your Dad get mad when you talked?

Or like me, did they laugh when you made the observation: “ It must be cold to be a cow.”

Were you and your faith the ‘family joke’ ?

I suspect that most of us believe that we will get to talk to Jesus when we get to heaven but we have no real experience of hearing him in the 9–5 of life.

If we are truthful we feel that we can talk to him . Talking to God is called ‘prayer lists’.

But we have a hard time believing that He talks back.

Our prayers , those conversations with someone we can’t see and can’t hear are more like a ‘voice mail’ we leave him.

We hope that he hears the message we’ve left and takes some action. Maybe just maybe we’ll go near the top of his ‘to do’ list today.

I was that girl with those questions. Those endless questions about how faith works in the 9–5 of life.

I was the girl who always sensed His presence.

I saw his provision and protection through many life threatening illnesses and events.

Have I told you the ‘Train, Garbage Truck and Cement Truck’ story? No? We’ll come back to that another day.

But what I longed for were Words.

I needed to hear his voice.

I needed and still need a God who talks back.

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Where Are You?

Does the invitation to come and talk with God cause excitement in your heart or a knot in your stomach?

Are you just a little disappointed in God these days? Heaven is going to be good but 9–5 living not so much right now.

Can you take a real risk today? Can you come and talk to Him about how it is for you on the inside?

Let’s get really brave!

Write down a few questions you would like to ask God.

They could be something like this:

  • God, I been thinking about ………
  • God, how come You never seem to…………

Write a text message to God.

Tell Him about your ‘no good – very bad day’.

As a side note- have you watched the TV series ‘God Friended Me’ ? You have my permission to binge watch it on the next frosty Sunday.

Write as many text messages to God as you want.

Then …………

Get still and listen for the whispers.

Listen for His response.

Write down what you think He is saying.

RSVP With These Simple Words

“ God, I Am Coming To Talk To You.”

Virtually Yours

linda

Virtually Yours

Thoughts From A Writer’s Heart

Linda Fode

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Writer,content creator,mentor and motivational speaker. Inspiring others to have a real relationship with God in their everyday lives.

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