Every time you pray, go to church or talk to God, believe God is waiting on you—that’s faith. God is omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful) and omnipresent (in all places at all times). The Lord is merely waiting on you to acknowledge Him.
Greet the Lord just as you would a friend and start a conversation. Exchange pleasantries. Ask how He is doing. Give Him a compliment—just as you would a friend, relative or co-worker. You might say something like…
Good morning Lord, (Greet Him)
How are you doing? (Show concern for Him) [NOTE: If you wait for the Lord to answer, you might be surprised at His response. The Lord will share his emotions and concerns with you. It’s rude to not wait for God to answer. A one-way conversation is a sign that you really don’t believe He is there listening to you.] Lord, You are so amazing. You always do ___________. I love the beautiful _____________ you created. (Praise Him) Thank you Lord for doing_______ the other day. I really appreciate You. (Thank Him) Would You like to… go for a walk, talk, etc. (Spend time with Him.) Is there anything you would You like me to do for you today? (Serve Him.)
This is how Adam walked with God. He talked with God face-to-face as a son would speak to his father. Adam could see God. God gave Adam a job, instructions and authority. (Genesis 2:15-25)
This is also how Enoch walked with God. But, Enoch could not see God. Even though God was invisible to him, Enoch walked and talked with God as if he could see Him—that’s faith! Until one day, his eyes were opened. Faith removed the veil separating Enoch from seeing the Lord. Then, God rewarded Enoch’s faith. He translated Enoch to heaven.
God didn’t come to Enoch. Enoch came to God.
Hebrews 11:5-6, King James Version – “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
God is waiting on you. You can come to Him whenever you want.
Luke 11:9-10, Living Bible – “And so it is with prayer—keep on asking and you will keep on getting; keep on looking and you will keep on finding; knock and the door will be opened. Everyone who asks, receives; all who seek, find; and the door is opened to everyone who knocks.”
The Lord doesn’t want there to be any separation between you and Him. Do you want to hear the Lord’s voice? He wants you to hear His voice even more than you do. Think of it this way: You talk to people on the phone all the time without seeing them. This does not trouble you because you can hear their voice. It is possible to hear God’s voice as well. However, if you are in a sinful state, the connection is poor.
Jesus died on the cross for your sins to re-establish the connection between you and God. Because Jesus paid the price for your sins with his own life, you have the right to come boldly before His throne of grace and talk to God.
Hebrews 4:16, Living Bible – “So let us come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive his mercy and to find grace to help us in our times of need.”
The first sin was doubt. Adam and Eve doubted God’s love. They thought God was withholding something good from them—but He wasn’t (Genesis 3). His warning was to keep them from evil. The primary sin today is still doubt.
Do you doubt God’s love too? Do you doubt God will forgive you? (1 John 1:9) Do you doubt that God hears you and will answer? (Romans 10:13) Have faith. All who believe on the Lord Jesus can be saved and reconciled to God.
Romans 10:9, New King James Version – “…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
God is waiting to hear from you today. Talk to Him.