God Is Waiting To Talk With You
A recent issue of Time magazine chronicled the flood of material that comes at all of us 24-7.
Every day humanity tweets 500 million times, watches 4 billion videos on Facebook, and shares 70 million photos on Instagram. Every minute people upload another 300 hours of new content on YouTube.
Yet, amid all this exchange of photos, opinions, and ideas, do you sense a need for closer contact? Do you long for a friend so you can share your innermost thoughts and feelings?
Technology reflects this craving. Online you can find sites offering anonymous chat for therapy or free counseling. Or ones offering to connect you with new friends. Or places where you can find others searching for personal affirmation, positive reinforcement, or simple conversation.
What’s more, in almost every state now you can dial “211” to connect with social services in your area. Sometimes, those services address emergencies. Almost all will direct you to social programs or resources, including mental health services.
The picture that emerges from this situation is one of a disconnected world. Despite an ever-increasing volume of communication, what’s often missing is what counts most—one-on-one contact.
This is a remarkable contrast to Ezekiel 3:22-23. There Ezekiel, a well-known religious leader in ancient Israel, spent time with God. The experience was so overwhelming he fell down on his face.
Best of all, Ezekiel wasn’t unique. When you spend time talking with God, you can hear directly from him, too.
You may not fall on your face. But he can speak to you through a quiet thought. Bring to mind a Bible verse. Or lead you to talk to a spiritual advisor who can offer insights about your problem. When you need someone to talk to, the best friend you have is God.
A Challenge For You…
Everyone lives busy lives. Using a spreadsheet or scheduling program, create a picture of how you spend your free time, outside of work. What do you see? Are you spending time on Facebook, Pinterest, or other sites that you could use to talk with God? Tell a friend about your feelings.
Let’s Talk About It
Do you want to know more about a God who wants to talk with you? We have friends ready on live chat lines to tell you about this amazing father. Connect with people who want to talk with you right now.