Continual Conversation of Everything and Nothing
By Kristen Terrette
“Pray continually.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
When life sideswipes me, I have instant access to family. My mom, sisters, and I have a group text. I can’t tell you how long it’s been going on. Years, at least. It’s a continual conversation of important dates and situations, funny memes and silly questions, pictures of the grandkids, and Pinterest ideas for upcoming weddings and baby showers.
We discuss everything and nothing. I can leave my phone on the counter, or go to bed, and, chances are, when I return or wake, I’ll have a text waiting. Often, a previous dialogue will continue or some question will be answered.
Our communication with God should resemble a conversation between friends, between the Father and His child, the Teacher and His student. God always has time to listen and converse with us. We’re not separated by phone lines or put on hold. He’s All-Loving and holds unlimited power. We can rest assured when we talk to Him, He’s already set into motion His answer and response.
How can we ignore such a constant, ever present God? There’s never a time when we shouldn’t be conversing with Him; He is the most essential part of each day.
Do you have a steady dialog of everything and nothing with God? How can you pray without ceasing? Commit today to strengthen your prayer life then enjoy the divine intimacy that follows.
Kristen Terretteholds a Master's degree in Theological Studies and served as a Children's Ministry Director for five years. She cherishes her Southern roots and currently lives 45 minutes outside of Atlanta, GA. She’s following her dream by writing Christian fiction during the day and being a wife and mom come early afternoon when the family starts to arrive home. She’s serves on the Wholly Loved Ministriesteam, serves at her local church on the women's leadership team, and writes for Crosswalk.com. To see her blog and novels, check out her website at www.kristenterrette.com.
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Originally published Wednesday, 04 May 2022.