Discussions With God
Recently, I read these words in my morning devotions.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.” (1 John 5:14-15).
My wife’s Life Application Study Bible describes these verses as a discussion with God, not demanding what we want, but discussing with him what his will is for our particular situation.
Yesterday we went for our “ralk” (run and walk). At the halfway point, we usually stop and take a look at the beautiful hills that surround Pretoria where we live. We were treated to a memory making moment as three zebras were grazing in front of us. It was as if God gave us this occasion to stop, take in the landscape that he had painted with his brush and enjoy the wildlife that he had created uniquely with black and white stripes.
MJ broke out in an incredible discussion with God. During the extended conversation, she began to share with him some of the specific things we are praying for personally and for our ministry on the Continent of Africa. It is hard to put into words the significance of those moments. We lingered so as not to rush these significant minutes, took it all in, and left with a sense that we had had a Divine moment of discussion with God.
As we looked back, one of the zebras was watching as we left. At one point, it turned its head away from us as if to say you can go now.
As we completed our “ralk,” the three zebras reminded us of the Trinity that resides within us. Think of it; we have the privilege of having a daily discussion with God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. If there is ever a trio that we can have confidence in, it is the Trinity. Whatever we ask, “we know that we have what we asked of him.”
Make sure that you have at least one discussion with the Trinity today.
Until next time…