Prayer

But you, when you pray, enter into your private room, and close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, you should not be overly talkative, like the pagans; for they hope that by the use of a lot of words they will be heard. Therefore do not be imitating them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6:6-8, Peshitta).

How often do you stop all that you are doing and talk to God? Do you even think it is worth your time to do so? If you pray do you believe God is listening?

Most of you have a very hectic lifestyle. From the moment you wake up you never stop rushing around. You complete one task and you immediately start on the next. Some of you even try to balance several tasks at the same time. When it comes time for a meal perhaps you eat so fast that your taste buds don't even have a chance to acknowledge what is going down your throat. Many of you have a cell phone in one hand talking to someone while doing something else with your other hand which is probably unrelated to the conversation you're having on the phone. I believe some of you call that "multi-tasking." When you get home and finally go to bed maybe you even dream about work.

If your lifestyle is similar to what I described above let me ask you a question: Is it really worth it? The more important question, however, is, where does God fit into this picture?

There is nothing so important that you should not have time to talk to God. It's a good thing that God is not so busy that you would have to schedule a time in advance to be able to talk to Him! God is there for you anytime - day or night - but are you willing to take the time to be with Him?

Many people are taught that the only way they can approach God is through some very formal ritual and only in specific buildings. Not true. God makes it known in His Word that He is able to hear you from any place and any time. Go to God as you are. Talk to Him as you would talk to your best friend. As Yeshua said, the Father already knows what your needs are before you even ask Him. What He is waiting for is for you to come to Him privately and to talk to Him about your concerns. You should hold firmly to the fact that God is listening to every word you are saying!

God loves you so much more than you can ever be able to imagine. God is never too busy for you, so do not be too busy for Him.