What does God want in my communication with him? - Communication - TouchPoints

What does God want in my communication with him?

Psalm 145:18-19The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth. He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.

Hebrews 11:6And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

God wants you to be sincere when you talk to him. To be sincere means to be honest about your motives, and to talk to him because you want to, not because you are supposed to.

Ephesians 3:12Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.

Hebrews 10:22Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him.

God wants you to approach him with confidence.

Colossians 4:2Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

God wants you to make your communication with him a priority. Devote yourself to regular, consistent prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

1 Thessalonians 5:17Never stop praying.

God wants your communication with him to be often and persistent. Never give up when God seems slow to answer.

Psalm 63:1-8O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you. . . . I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. . . . I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. . . . I cling to you.

God wants you to communicate your reverence and worship for him. The more you know God, the more you long for him.

Job 13:23“Tell me, what have I done wrong? Show me my rebellion and my sin.”

Psalm 26:2Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart.

Psalm 32:5Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

God wants you to ask him where sin has a stronghold in your life. Then he wants you to be honest and vulnerable about it and confess it so he can remove it. Confession will restore your communication with God when sin has restrained your relationship with him.

Psalm 143:10Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.

Luke 22:42“Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”

God wants to communicate his will for you, so you must be open to what he wants you to do. His plan for you will always lead to a more fulfilling life.

Colossians 1:9So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.

1 Timothy 2:1I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.

God wants your communication with him to include others and their needs. You aren’t the only one who needs God’s help!

1 Timothy 4:4Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks.

Philippians 4:6Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

God wants you to communicate to him with an attitude of gratitude. What are the last three wonderful things God did for you? Have you thanked him?