Exodus 25:22 And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
Since the garden in Eden, God has longed for fellowship with the very people He created (Genesis 3:8). In fact, one of the great reasons God desires for people to learn to communicate with others is so they can, in turn, understand how to better communicate with Him. Communication with God takes place in two major forms. Man communicates with God through prayer. Prayer can take place simply within one’s heart or verbally but can only be accomplished when a man conveys his thoughts or concerns to the Lord. God, on the other hand, communicates with man through the scriptures. Before Eve, communication existed between a man (Adam) and his God. Even in eternity, it appears that the greatest form of communication will exist between God and the redeemed.
- (For children): God invites you to talk with Him (Jeremiah 33:3). His ears are open to you (Psalm 34:15). The apostle Paul encouraged people to pray anytime (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Always be truthful with the Lord (Psalm 51:6; Psalm 145:18).
- (For everyone): Do you struggle to communicate with the Lord in prayer? Do you find it difficult to convey the burdens of your heart? What hinders you from being able to communicate with God?
- What kind of communication takes place in your home? How can this affect the ability of your family to communicate with God?
- Thank God for His desire to communicate with you.
- Ask God to give you a longing to talk to Him on a daily basis.
SONG: COME UNTO ME (JONES)