Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
Communicating with God
 By Shelly Burke

“O Lord, I call to You; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to You!” Psalm 141:1

When I want to communicate with friends or for business, I turn on my computer. After it gets all warmed up (it’s an old computer so takes a few minutes) I click on the e-mail program, enter my password, click a few more buttons and finally get my messages.

When I want to communicate the “old fashioned” way, I write a letter, address it (sometimes a time-consuming process if I can’t find my address book), stamp it and take it to the post office.

Communicating by phone is easier—as long as I have enough bars and am in close proximity to a cell tower (we live in a rural area where coverage can be spotty)—hit a few buttons (or just one if the person is on speed dial), get connected and hope the call isn’t “lost”.

After a day of frustrating communication attempts, I’m so thankful that I can talk to God in the most old-fashioned way of all—through prayer.
  •  No passwords to remember.
  • He is always “in range.”
  • He never drops my call!
  • His battery is always full—and He can recharge me!
  • I never go over my minutes with Him.
  • He is ALWAYS on speed dial—but I don’t have to remember a number or even press one button.
  • I don’t need an envelope, address, or stamp.
  • My prayers are never lost or returned for more postage.

 Lord, I thank you so very much that all I have to do to talk to You is…talk to You. I don’t even need the “right” words…if I don’t have them, You will give them to me.

I’m also doing the Blogging A to Z Challenge at www.achristianmomsguide.blogspot.com. Today’s post is all about “Caring for Your Spirit.” Check it out!) 


  1. Sometimes I forget that God is closer to us and much easier to talk to then our friends and family. Thanks for the reminder of how easy it is to talk to Him.

  2. And He will ALWAYS listen (sometimes better than friends and family). Thanks for commenting!

  3. Those are some great points! I'm glad that God doesn't charge by the minute for calls to him. I'd be broke. I love writing letters, but talking to God is much easier. :)

  4. You're right, Krista--We are blessed that our calls to God are "free"!


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