Is there such a thing as a good relationship without good communication? I know we all have old friends with whom we seldom see or speak with and we consider we have a good relationship with them. But is that a relationship? Maybe it is kind of of a relationship we once had, but now is only the memory of the relationship of long ago. I do know that a close relationship, such as a marriage, requires communication between husband and wife almost continually if the relationship is to remain healthy. Understanding each partner`s daily struggles and victories is vital to remaining close. For instance, if I think my wife is having difficulty in a certain area, I can come to her aid and help, right? Well, not really. Rushing in to help with a problem may not be the correct thing to do, as many of us who are married can attest. It is usually best to be asked!
A relationship with The Lord is similar, but in a much different way. Communication is vital and gives us that "close" feeling and we should "bring things to the Lord in prayer", not just our struggles, but our joys and small victories. The Lord knows our problems and has the power to solve them, although His way might not be our way to solve things. In my opinion(meaning no definite scriptural backup and actually means nothing) The Lord likes for us to bring Him the problem. Maybe we don`t even know exactly what the problem is, and then we sit down and try to explain what it is that we think is the problem in a prayer to Him. I don`t know about others, but often, very often, I find that the thing I think is the problem is NOT the real problem, and just simply bringing it to Him in some kind of semi-coherent form leads me to better understanding the situation. Is that an answer to prayer before I ever get through praying? I`ll take that as a YES.
Just a few thoughts on a difficult Tuesday morning that has been made much less confusing.
May God bless us all,