Talk to God: Keep It Simple

I recently endured a time of prayer.  Have you ever done that?  How embarrassing!  Unsatisfied when I finished, I went back to my knees with eyes opened and spoke to God in simple thoughts, using simple words.  The response that I enjoyed from God, the feelings that seemed to flush through my body and soul were incredible. 

After coming down from that spiritual elevation, I questioned myself about why and whether the mediocre times in prayer happen too often.  The Lord spoke to me and said, "you are spending too much time trying to impress me."  Don't impress me; fellowship with me, communicate with me.  And, Yes it happens too often."  The Lord then took me to a simple Bible passage found in Luke's Gospel, chapter 11 and verse 9: "So I say to you; Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." 

"Just ask," He said.  How simple!  I encourage you to speak to God like He is what He is: "your Father."  He doesn't require deep thoughts.  What He wants is the honesty of your heart and the simplicity of your thoughts.  If you're looking for strength today, try an open talk with God.