Perfect Communication

I was a boy during the era of rotary dial telephones and party lines. Many of you remember these with their joys and short falls. You knew your ring sequence and those of the ones on the party line with you. There were some who abused the use of their phones by remaining too long on the phone, thus rendering it impossible for others to use. There were those who “enjoyed” all the conversations on the phone, whether theirs or not. If the party to whom you desired to speak was not at home, you could not leave a message; there was no answering machine.

In this time of cellular telephones many of the difficulties of communication from years gone by have been alleviated. There remain some problems. Have you ever “dropped” a call? When I go to my mother’s there is very little cell coverage, thus rendering my cell phone practically useless. If the battery is dead, the cell phone is no good. Then there is the person who keeps their phone turned off unless they are making a call. So, our means of communications to one another remain wanting.

Our means of communication to God is perfect. It is perfect because it was created by God for His people to talk to Him. The media, chosen by God, through which man speaks to God, is prayer. Through prayer man is given the marvelous opportunity to bring to God his thoughts, joys, heartaches, thanksgiving, praise and desires. None of the deficiencies experienced in communicating with man is seen in our communications with God.

God always desires to hear our prayers.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Philippians 4:6). Caller ID allows one to know who is calling. Some screen calls using caller ID and choose not to answer. God always wants His children to talk to Him and God always knows who is praying and always answers.

God is always available.

The prophet Elijah made the following statement: And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked (I Kings 18:27). The prophets of Baal prayed to a god who could not hear, he could not answer and he was never available because Baal was not alive. God is alive and God is always available to hear our prayers.

If there is a shortcoming in prayer it is not the fault of God but of man. We do not have to be in a particular location or at a specific time because God hears and answers prayer 24/7. Let each of us please God and do ourselves a great favor by remaining in constant communications with God.

                                                                                                  Tim

 

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