COME AND TALK WIITH ME
Hear me as I pray, O Lord. Be merciful and answer me! My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Do not turn your back on me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me, O God of my salvation! Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.
Psalms 27:7-10 NLT
Have you ever felt alone? Abandoned? Rejected by others? I remember as an elementary student being on the playground at recess when we would choose up teams for kickball. It was scary to live through the pressure of wondering if you would be chosen or left out of the game. Here is a great truth from God’s Word—you are chosen by God! The God Who created the universe has chosen you to be His child. He invites you to “Come and talk with me.” Imagine if you got an invitation to come to the White House for a meeting with the president of the United States. You might not have voted for the person but the opportunity to meet with the president would be compelling enough that you would prepare yourself as best as possible for that meeting. Let’s be more realistic. What would it be like to be invited to meet with the owner of your company. Maybe you would get an invitation from the President of your college to meet with them. In either case you would probably wonder if you have done something wrong or if this is going to be a positive meeting. David was going through a rough time in his life—very similar to some of the rough times we go through. David reminded himself that God had invited us to “come and talk to me.” David responded, “Lord, I am coming.” David reminds himself—and us—that even if everyone else abandons us God will never abandon us. He will hold us close. Today God is inviting you and me to come and talk. He wants to hear from us. He wants to talk to us. He wants to help shape the way we think and act. If I limited my conversation with my wife to something I only do once or twice a week we would not have a good marriage. It is important to develop communication channels multiple times a day. So why do we think talking to God once a week on Sunday morning or maybe an extra time a week in our small group is enough to have a good relationship? God is saying, “Come and talk to me.” Let’s say, “Lord, I am coming.”
Holy Spirit today I respond to Your invitation. I pause from everything else in my life to declare You are my God and I am Your child. Thanks for making a way through Jesus for me to approach Your presence. I need You daily in my life.
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