The day begins like any other.
Shower. Coffee. Dress for work. Run out the door. Or not.
Your work and life may revolve around a home base.
Wherever you are, whether you face a crowd of employees, shoppers, or students, a blank computer screen, or children begging for attention, the need whispers like a persistent friend.
The day progresses. You look around, distractions pulling you away from obligations. At home or at work, it doesn’t really matter. You feel alone.
It could be lack of sleep. Too much stress. Not enough energy. Trying to solve things by yourself again. Or just life. Your shoulders sag. Inhale, exhale. Pep talk. Just get through another day. Focus.
But the desire, the longing, the need persists. Weekly. Daily. Hourly. Minute by minute.
When You Need Someone to Talk ToYou
You want–need–someone to talk to. Someone who understands your heart. Someone who wants to spend time with you. Is there anyone like that? When you need someone to talk to, where do you go? Is there anyone dependable who will listen and who understands?
The One Who Invites You to Himself
There is Someone. He is the One who invites you to Himself, that dependable Someone–Your faithful Father, waiting to hear you say, “Yes, Lord,” when He calls. And He is always ready to listen and talk. He is eager to hear your voice, your prayers, your everyday concerns, and conversations. He loves for you to set aside time to be with Him.
Each morning as you arise, He waits for you to quiet your heart and listen. And when you open the pages of His Word, you’ll find His voice speaking softly, personally, through the Holy Spirit. His love, His care, His instructions are clear, never contradicting the Bible and the truths written there. When He calls, are you ready to listen? He’s always listening for you.
My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming” (Psalm 27:8 NIV).
I’m sure we’ve all experienced those feelings at times when we need someone to talk to. Your closest friend, spouse, or relative may not be available. But your faithful Father is always there. And He wants to listen–and–and talk to us daily.
Here are my thoughts and my grateful prayer response as I accept His invitation daily to “come and talk.” Maybe it expresses your heart too:
Precious Father, the first thing I want to hear when I wake up in the morning is the sweetness of Your Spirit’s voice. And the last thing I love to hear as my eyes close for the night is the whisper of Your love in the depths of my heart. You don’t raise a thundering voice or send a hurricane to force me to listen, though You may use nature to get my attention and speak to my spirit. Forgive me when busyness or neglect crowds out the sound of heaven in my soul. The memories of our time together and the promise of Your welcome invitation are all I need to bring me into Your presence again.
Thank You that You are the One who invites me to Yourself. Even when loneliness surrounds me and it seems there is no one to talk to, You are always there, waiting for sweet communion with me. Your Word is like a hidden treasure to me. I want to go digging into the depths of the Scriptures Your Spirit has inspired. You hear my whispers, my pleas, and my cries. Today, I will command my spirit to be quiet so I can listen for Your voice through Your Word. Speak, Lord. I do want to hear.¹
Words from His Word
For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we really are God’s children (Romans 8:16 TLB).
I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure (Psalm 119:162 NLT).
¹Adapted from Day-votions® with Your Faithful Father, ©2022, Rebecca Barlow Jordan, All Rights Reserved
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