It was great fun to spend the day with them....we talked steady for 6 hours while on a walk to the river, from our cozy living room and during our meal at the dining table. None stop chatter.
I am always amazed at how we can go a year or ten without seeing old friends and then when we do, it is like we just pick up the conversation right where we left off. It was so energizing!
It got me thinking.
This is how it is with God too. He waits for us to connect and when we do, we are able to just pick up the conversation where we left off, talking none stop. He is always willing to listen, and if we take time to be still, He speaks to us too.
I remember a story about Pastor Rick Warren. A man wanted to speak to him before services but when he went up to the room Rick was in he heard Pastor Warren speaking to someone so he waited outside, not wanting to interrupt. Turns out Rick was having a conversation with God. It did not sound like a typical prayer....it was just two old friends talking! How refreshing! That is available for us too.
I am reading a book by Faith Blatchford titled, Hearing 101. It is a great little book on how to open our hearts to hearing God speak to us. Holy Spirit is right inside of us and His voice can be heard if we quiet our minds and clean out the emotional baggage. He loves talking to us and with us!
I am sure our conversations with our Friend will be just as energizing and joy-filled as our friends Dan and Barb. Maybe even more so~~ Can you hear God beckoning you? He would love to chat.
"My heart has heard you say, "Come and talk to me."
And my heart responds, "Lord, I am coming."