I am an undeserving daughter in the family of God that wishes to inspire & encourage my fellow brothers & sisters in Christ. God loves you!
How Important are Daily Conversations with God?
"But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel,
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are Mine!" Isaiah 43:1
God desires a deep connection with each and every one of His children. This personal relationship with our Creator can only develop and strengthen with daily, consistent communication. Just as with our personal and professional relationships, developing this connection takes patience, diligence and effort on our part.
And not only do we have to be willing to speak with Him but also willing to listen! God loves us unconditionally and He wants to discuss how our day was. What gave us joy? What caused sadness? What was frustrating? What made us angry? How did we influence His kingdom here on earth? And when we listen, He will provide clarity, encouragement and correction if need be. The first part of Psalms 37:7 says "Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for Him to act...". Being still in God's presence means to have uninterrupted quiet time with God without distractions so you can give 100% of your focus on the conversation and be aware & able to recognize when He provides you with an answer.
Psalms 37:5-7a - written by David
- YouVersion Bible
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him & he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord & wait patiently for him
Remove All Distractions & Be Still
Unsure Where To Start?
If you are still not clear what to talk to Him about, there are numerous resources available both in digital or print form that can give you a place to begin.
- Daily Devotionals
- Bible Reading Plans
- Verse of the Day
- Bible Studies
You will be amazed how God will put a scripture in your path at the exact moment that you or someone you know needs it!
Something to also keep in mind, the Bible is a written work inspired by God. Our Lord spoke through His prophets in the old testament and the Holy Spirit through His disciples and apostles in the new testament. He cared enough about what He shared in this book to take the time to have man write it down. Therefore, any topic that was written about in the Bible is something that God would enjoy discussing with us.
Eventually, you won't need a prompt to begin a conversation with Him. It will just happen naturally!
Ann Hillyer's Hashem Ministries
- Hashem Ministries HomePage
HaShem Ministries exists for the glory of God & was born out of a desire to open the treasures of the Word of God to the people. Ann saw a need & started writing simple, clear Bible studies that would open the Word for individuals everywhere.
Most conversations will fall under one of these options.
- Praise and thanksgiving
- Intercessory prayer
- Confession and forgiveness
- Peace and comfort
- His will for your life or purpose
- His supernatural help
There is not a right or wrong way to pray to God, as long as you have an open mind and heart to receive His responses. As a new believer, I found it helpful to have format to follow when conversing with Jesus. There are several acronyms out there to choose from. I found the PRAY acronym the most helpful for me when I was first beginning my daily conversations with Him. Use this as a tool to get you started until you build your confidence to go even further in your conversations with the Creator.
Once you've built that foundation in prayer, I encourage you to listen, read & contemplate Ann Hillyer's effective prayer study called "Pray". It changed the way I viewed prayer, how I prayed, and what I prayed for.
- Pray Study
"The effective prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much." James 5:16
The list below contains several of the different acronym's I've run across. Do your own research and test these out to find one that works best for you. You may even find one that resonates with you more that is not on this list.
Honor God with praise
Examine your life
Remember God's faithfulness
Ask for help/needs
Unburden your heart
Requests for others
Surrender to God's will
Trust God's power
I pray this has inspired you to continue growing your faith in the Lord and provided some tips to help you on your faith journey. After reading this article and doing your own research, do you want to increase the frequency you speak with God? Would love your feedback and any additional tips you feel might also be beneficial in conversing daily with God.
I am simply an undeserving daughter in the family of God that wishes to inspire & encourage my fellow brothers & sisters in Christ. God has given us an amazing gift and we are charged to share it with the world. The Holy Spirit has put it on my heart to reach as many people as I can with His help.
After moving away from God in my early adulthood, He pursued me and called me back. I have been faithfully studying His Word for about 4 years and my hunger for the Truth only keeps increasing.
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