Spamming God

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”

Psalm 27:8 (NLT)

I used to have a coworker that was an email spammer. No, she didn’t send ads for different pills or cheap sunglasses, but she would email me about anything and everything. I would often times get at least 100 emails from her in one day. Of course, I would have meetings and other projects that would require me to be away from my computer or have phone access, so the emails would start to build up. This would irritate her to no end. When she would get really frustrated, she would send an email and then call me within 30 seconds to make sure I had seen it. If I answered no, she would ask if I could read it then. Usually, the email was something like, “Can you tell the custodian that the women’s bathroom is running low on toilet paper?” I’m not sure why she couldn’t say that on the phone, why that was so urgent, or why she didn’t just tell the custodian herself, but I digress.

This is not a healthy form of communication (for the record). Especially when it relates to relationships, we need to spend time invested in conversation with each other – not just spam one another with messages. Dialog. Discuss. Tell stories. Laugh. Cry. Enjoy the company.

When it comes to our relationship with God, He’s looking for a deep, meaningful, eternal relationship with each one of us. So, He is invested in our time together. I love the verse that King David authored for us today, “My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”” He’s talking about God. God actually wants to spend time talking with each one of us daily. That’s pretty cool! He’s not too busy running the entire universe to make time to hang out and converse with us.

But, notice that the operative word is “talk.” In other words, we shouldn’t just be spamming His inbox with requests for information and pleas for help. We also need to spend time just hanging out and talking with Him about life, our hopes, our dreams. Ask questions, but dialog about the response. This takes time.

Each and every day, create quality time to dialog with God. He looks forward to it. He invites it. It pleases Him.

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