I was listening to an online sermon by Craig Groeschel (Pastor of Church Online*, Author of the book ‘Wierd’) and in his message he had three points about being closer to God. I really became interested in his first point though. His three points were:
1)Constant Communication with the Lord
2)Instant Obedience to God
3) Daily Desperation for God
How many of us question where God is in our life? Is He really there for me? Is He really active in my life? Where is God, I surely don’t see Him. These questions really begin to question Him. Pastor Craigs first point is to have constant communication with the Lord. A way to think of your communication with the Lord is like your twitter account. If you follow anyone on twitter you notice how people are constantly putting up twitter updates about every detail of their life. We need to work on our communication with God. A good way to do this is to twitter message Him. Constantly shoot up prayers to him, 140 characters or less. “Lord keep me safe while driving” “Protect me from danger” “Be with that elderly man across the street” “Thank you Lord for x, y and z” and so on. Eventually your prayers will become longer, but this is always a good habit to be in practice of no matter how close your relationship with God is because He does want to hear about your life. Twittering God not only gives you a closer relationship with God, the more you communicate with someone the closer your relationship gets, but it also gives you the ‘new car’ effect. What I mean by that is, say you are at a car lot and you buy a blue mustang because you haven’t seen very many blue mustangs. Well after you buy that blue mustang, you open up your eyes and all of a sudden you start seeing blue mustangs everywhere and than you wonder to yourself why you never saw them before. The reason is, is because you have never been that close to a blue mustang and your eyes have always been closed to them. The same goes for our relationship with God. The more we communicate with him, the closer our relationship comes and the more we see Him in our life. He is always there, we just need to open our ears and our eyes.
He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.