Communicating these days is so different from when I grew up. In a world not that long ago, people used the telephone to talk to each other. And usually it was a phone that hung on a wall in a main room in the house. There was no privacy, as everyone could listen to your side of the conversation! Especially embarrassing when you were talking to a boyfriend!
Or you would take some stationary out and write letters to your friends. And you would excitedly wait for the mailman to drop off the letters they would write to you. I have a huge stack of letters that my husband wrote to me when we were dating. They are wonderful to read, now that we have been married over 30 years!
Now, it seems that people are in too much of a hurry to wait for things. Snail mail has been replaced by email, and texting. Complete sentences are no longer used, but abbreviated words. As a result, I have noticed that people in the same room don't look at each other, but stare at their phones, while their thumbs race over the keys to send their messages. Not long ago, while I was at a popular restaurant, a young couple were seated at a table, and it looked like they were dating. But both of them soon got out their phones, and instead of talking to each other, face to face, they were busy staring into their phones, texting messages! People have turned communication into a nonpersonal activity, with no room for face expressions, body language, or touch. And people aren't really sharing what's on their minds. No deep thinking. It's no wonder that people aren't feeling love. Technology has replaced God's design in human interaction.
What about your communication skills with God? Do you have any? Are you in such a rush that a day or two will go by without spending time with Him? Do you rush through your prayers? Especially without allowing Him to answer you? Are your prayers only out of necessity, with demands, instead of praises and thankfulness? Is your Bible reading sparse, and abbreviated to short sayings that you see on Facebook?
God loves you and me so very much, and desires a deep relationship with us. How can we get close to Him, and experience the blessings of knowing Him in an intimate way if we don't take the time to communicate with Him? He deserves so much more than we are giving Him.
Take the time to put everything else aside. No cell phones. No people. No technology. Just you and God. Take your Bible, and open it. Read His love letters to you. Close your eyes, and express your love for Him. Then, you will have a truly rewarding face to face encounter with Him, and the intimacy you will be sharing will soon be the most desired relationship you will have. A relationship designed by Him for you!