I don’t know if you’ve talked to God today. Maybe you haven’t started your morning devotion yet or you may have gotten so busy, that it has slipped your mind. It’s even possible that you’re going through a trial and your’e just not sure of what to say. I think some times our lack of knowledge on how to approach God, keeps us from communicating to Him on a consistent basis. He is the Almighty God and the King of Kings and I think we feel verbally inadequate in our prayers, so we become insecure about communicating with Him. We think our words need to match His greatness and if we can’t say those incredible things, we don’t say anything at all.
God wants to be praised, in fact, He made us to give Him praise. With our lips we glorify and magnify His matchless name. We lift our hands in surrender to His Holiness and we applaud the royalty of His Kingship. But the truth is, we don’t always have to come before Him with fancy words and beautiful superlatives. Don’t misunderstand me, we should be thankful and bless His name, but there are times we need to talk to Him in a human way. Let me remind you that you are humanity coming before divinity, so you be who you are and let God be who He is.
You’re probably asking this question by now; “WHAT ARE YOU TELLING ME TO DO THEN”?
Let me make this very plain. “TELL IT LIKE IT IS”!!! Talk to God on your level, not His. He understands you are only human and He doesn’t want you to approach Him by being something that you’re not. It’s ok to tell exactly how you feel. In fact, I believe that’s what Jesus meant when He said, “But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him”. John 4:23
He’s saying for us to to be honest when we come before Him. Tell it like it is…let Him know you’re weak and you’re not sure what to do next. It’s ok to express your sadness and that your heart is completely broken. It’s even alright to share your frustration with Him. Be transparent with a God that already knows your heart. Be open about where you are currently and the personal struggle that you’re having. Talk to Him like you would your best friend or close family member. You are not being disrespectful by being open and honest.
There have been times that I prayed and told God I didn’t know what to do next and I was putting it all in His hands. I’ve even told Him I didn’t understand certain things that He allowed to happen in my life. I didn’t say it in a way of anger as if I was blaming Him, but I expressed my human frustration and lack of understanding. He didn’t curse me or send His judgements, but in time He revealed things to me that helped me understand in a better way. Have all of my questions been answered? Absolutely not, but I speak the truth to God an let Him know my trust is a journey and sometimes things happen that reminds me that I’m not there yet.
I want to encourage you today to talk to God on your level. Say how you really feel and how hard the struggle is. Let Him know you’re not going to stop serving Him, but the burdens you’re carrying are very difficult to carry. Whatever you do…don’t stop talking to Him because you think you can’t be yourself some times. Drop to your knees, look toward Heaven and “TELL IT LIKE IT IS”!!! You may be surprised what happens.