Aren’t you glad God doesn’t have an answering machine!
Aren’t you glad that Father God isn’t silent. That when you talk to Father God or pray or even cry out to Father God you don’t hear a machine saying, “Please leave your message and I’ll get back to you!” or even worst, “Please hold, your call is important to us, you are in a cue and are caller number 281,656,431, please hold!”
But I know most of you will be thinking, I wish I could hear Father God speak to me more, and not just when I am in a desperate situation.
“I just feel so distant from Father God, I am struggling to hear Him!”
“God doesn’t speak to everyone, you have to be special to hear Him!”
“I used to hear Father God’s voices, but I don’t anymore!”
How is it so people hear from God and some people don’t?
The simple truth is Father God is always speaking.
I have heard stories of people who before they even believed in Jesus, in their desperation called out to God and had an encounter where Jesus actually walked into their room and spoke to them face to face and comforted them and gave them hope, saving so many from taking their own lives.
So how is it that when people call out to Father God in their desperation they hear Him? But when they pray or talk to him during the day, its like talking to a brick wall?
I want to put the idea to you that hearing Father God is all about relationship. Not just a friendship, I’m talking about a lovers relationship.
There are so many scriptures in the Holy Bible that talk of people who cried out to Farther God in their “desperation” and Father God heard their cry and answered. Psalm 107 v6-7.
“Then, in your desperate condition, you called out to God. He got you out in the nick of time; He put your feet on a wonderful road that took you straight to a good place to live.”
When I met Tra, I made it my mission that I must have a relationship with her, not a friendship. I wanted to be more than just “friends”. So I went in to pursuit mode. I became desperate in my pursuit of Tra.
I started hanging around Tra and her friends when every possible. Wherever Tra was, I was also there. I would offer to give Tra and her friends lifts home and plan my routes so that I could drop Tra off last so I could have some one-on-one conversation time. I went to gigs that weren’t my style of music just so I could spend time with Tra. I started to take special interest in all the things Tra liked and started to organise some of the things that Tra liked whenever I was hanging out with Tra and her friends. I got up earlier or went to bed later just so I could spend more time with Tra.
When Tra finally realised I was the man of her dreams “which took a little convincing!”, Tra started to reciprocate and take interest in what I loved and started spending allot of time with me. Our relationship then started to go a whole lot deeper, we started to share more about ourselves that we would share with just friends. We began to develop intimacy in our relationship.
Quick note, Intimacy means “into me you see”. Kris Valloton
Now Tra and I have been married for almost 18 years, I still plan my day to make sure I get to spend as much time as possible with her. I go to gigs that still aren’t my style, but love going as I know Tra loves going. I now love “most” of the special interests Tra loves and Tra also loves some of the special interests that I love. I still get up early or go to bed later to make sure I spend more time with Tra. Tra does the same with me, we are constantly looking at ways to do things together. Our relationship is continually growing, our love for each other continuously grows and the intimacy we have with each other continuously grows.
The same goes with our relationship with Father God. You have to pursue Him, be desperate to spend time with Him. Father God answers desperate people, when you forsake everything else and pursue Him continuously and keep pursuing, you will hear Him continuously.