Talking with God
Good Morning brothers and sisters. How much do you talk with God? Do we talk with God as much as we check our social media pages? If we, Christ followers, talked with God as much as we posted on any and all social media pages, what kind of world would we live in? Do you use your social media to show others the way to God? Do you speak of God when you are walking on the streets? Do you pray diligently? Do you cry out to your Abba, Father? He led me to several scriptures this morning and I want to look at a few of them. This first scripture is very important to the Jewish person. But we could stand to remember it also. Deuteronomy 6:4-9- 4-Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5-You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6- And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7- You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8- You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9- You shall write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates. Look at how and where we should have the word of God on us. We are to talk to God consistently. Then the next one is 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22- 12-And we urge you brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13- and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves. 14- Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. 15- See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. 16- Rejoice always, 17-pray without ceasing, 18- in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19- Do not quench the Spirit. 20- Do not despise the prophecies. 21- Test all things; hold fast to what is good. 22- Abstain from every form of evil. Now look at that one. That is a lot for us to do. So how did you do with talking to God? I need to do some work. And it starts right here and right now! Have a blessed day and rise up children of God, rise up!