To communicate with God, we can’t do all the talking. We also need to listen to what He has to say.
The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Exodus 33:11
Communication is an important key to a relationship. Yet how often we neglect doing what is necessary to develop it.
If one person does all the talking but never listens, the relationship goes nowhere. Relationships require communication, which requires talking and listening. Our relationship with God is no exception. We need to talk to Him in prayer. But to communicate with Him, we can’t do all the talking. We also need to listen to what He has to say as we read our Bibles.
Later, when God spoke to Abraham, He revealed what was on His mind (see Genesis 18:20 – 33).
In response, Abraham questioned God, wanting to understand. God answered. Then Abraham asked another question. More than half a dozen times, there was a back-and-forth dialogue. Abraham communicated with God. As a result of his earnest, persistent prayer, his nephew, Lot, was saved from judgment.
Who would be saved if you would learn to communicate with God?