Friday, April 7, 2017

CONSTANTLY COMMUNICATE


One might call a Constant Communicator - a motor mouth! This is someone who never stops talking and you wonder if they ever take a breath to do anything else. Two-way listening and speaking is imperative in a healthy relationship, but this passion of the Constant Communicator is the same kind of passion that 1 Thessalonians 5:17 and Ephesians 6:18 convey.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, "pray continually". Ephesians 6:18 states, "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests." Both say to communicate with God at all times. Paul elaborates to the believers in Ephesus to not only pray with your own heart, mind and prayer list, but with The Spirit and with a variety of matters that come up.

This is the kind of relationship God paid for with His Son's life on The Cross and out of the Grave! This is a relationship of such tight-nit communication that distractions, issues and temptations roll off your back like it hardly happened. Oh, it is definitely something to work on daily. However, the more a Christian can improve in immersing himself/herself in constant prayer/communication with The Lord, the less things with bother him/her.

I can't tell you how many times, as I grew up before the Bluetooth Cellphone Age, that I saw someone on a corner somewhere talking to themselves. I could usually tell they were homeless, poor, frustrated or just trying to talk something out. However, in today's age you never know if someone is actually speaking to another person with a Bluetooth earpiece in their ear or going through a challenging time without one. That imagery, however, is what I believe is to be portrayed here. 

Christians have been given the wonderful, redeemed relationship with God through Christ Jesus. Also through Jesus comes Christ as the believer's Mediator - one who submits on our behalf. As Christians, we can also receive the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives who will help us pray/communicate to Father God when all we have is grunts and groans (Romans 8:26). However, this relationship we have with God is special. Unlike our earthly relationships where we have separation and even solitude at times, with God we are never alone. I believe it is in this mindset of God always desiring for us to be with Him and Him with us - the inescapable God - that we must learn to Constantly Communicate.