How To Talk to God6 min read

Talk to God

How To Talk to God6 min read

How to talk to God is not as complicated as religious leaders would lead us to believe. However, there are a few things to understand that make it easier.

Spiritual Versus Natural

When we try to speak about God we can only use human terms. Read Ezekiel 1 and you quickly get the picture. The prophet was trying to describe the throne room of God and found he was totally at a loss for words. All he could say was ‘it is like….’.  After all, what is ‘wheels within wheels’? As for trying to describe heavenly creatures, it sounds science fiction big time.

How can you describe things that are spiritual in natural terms? It would be like trying to communicate with a person from another country when you don’t have a common language. So what are the keys to talk to God, for Jesus said He would give us the keys of the kingdom, Matthew 16:14?

God is Spirit

God is Spirit and to communicate with God means we need to do it in spirit and in truth, just as we can only worship Him in spirit and in truth, John 4:24. Talking to God is not just giving Him a list of things we want dealt with but communicating with Him. After all the gift of communication is a gift God gave the human race.

The fact is, God desires to communicate with us far more than we desire to communicate with Him. That is why He sent His only Son to die in our place, that we might enter a covenantal relationship with Him, John 3:16. Jesus alone is the source and Holy Spirit the power of our ability to communicate with a Holy God.

God’s Word is Eternal

The bible talks about three Persons of the Godhead, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Yet, all three are One and all three are totally God, 1John 5:7. One does not act independently from the others. When we talk to God, we talk to all the Godhead.

All three of the Godhead were involved in salvation. They were all involved in justification, sanctification and glorification. There is no separation of thought between them. In earthly terms we would describe it as instant communication between them.

God is eternal in all that He does. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, John 1:1. God speaks and His Word continues eternally. There is never a time when God is not speaking. We need to pray that our spiritual ears are open to His voice and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Seeming Separation

At the baptism of Jesus, a voice was heard, ‘This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased’, Matthew 3:17. It was not that the Father was separate from the Son, but a statement said for the benefits of the hearers. It was a witness statement.

Jesus said, “I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of Him who sent me,” John 6:38. Again Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing of himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. The Father loves the Son and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing,” John 5:20. Again, it was not separation from the Godhead, but the total submission of the Man Jesus to the will of the Father.

Jesus also said, “The Father is greater than I”, John 14:28. In human terms the Persons of the Godhead always prefer the others, and the Man Jesus was lower than the Father. However, spiritually, there is no division, for God cannot be divided. The Great I Am that I Am, just Is and we need to talk to Him as simply as a little child, with total belief in God.

Deep Things of God

At Calvary, Jesus cried, ‘My God, My God why have You forsaken Me, Mark 15:34. Again, this was not a separation of the Godhead, but God pouring out God’s wrath on God, for God cannot be in the presence of sin. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:21. It is impossible to accurately portray spiritual concepts in human terms, for the ways of God are beyond our comprehension, Job 36:26.

How can any mortal truly understand what took place at Calvary, for only the Spirit searches the deep things of God, 1 Corinthians 2:10. However, we enjoy the rich fruits of Calvary, for through His death and resurrection we have the right to a personal relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We can talk to God, because of Calvary.

How do We Talk to God?

Because of what Christ did at Calvary, we have the right to boldly, but humbly, approach God and His throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need, Hebrews 5:16.

We do not need to talk to God in set rituals and formats. He desires us to ‘chat’ to Him all hours of the day and night. Paul exhorts us to pray without ceasing, 1 Thessalonians 5:16,17. There are times we need to draw aside from the distractions of the world and earnestly seek the face of God, yet this is also to be a constant heart attitude. By faith we know God is always there and ready to listen.

Talk to God

When you love someone you yearn to be in contact with them. That is how we should be with God. Earnestly desiring to always be in contact with Him. Jesus said, “I will ask the Father, and He will give another Helper, that He may be with you forever, John 14:16.

Jesus also said, “If anyone love Me he will keep My word and My Father will love him and We will come to him and make Our abode with him,” John 14:23. Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell in the believer. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own. You have been bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body, 1 Corinthians 6:19,20.

God is as close to you as your next breath. All you have to do to talk to Him is to believe that He is God and that He truly loves you, for you are His prize possession. Delight in Him just as a young child delights in a parent.

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