Prayer is the starting point of talking with God and it is a two way conversation not a one way monologue. Too many followers of Jesus have learned from well meaning people by watching them in small groups, bible studies and those at the front of the church that prayer is a monologue directed towards God. That monologue consists of the person laying out their list of needs and wants with a hope that God will give them what’s on their list.
There also is a common belief in the church today that God only speaks to his people through the Bible. We need to understand that’s not what the Bible teaches! All through the Bible we read stories of God speaking to his people and those same people talking with God conversationally and intimately.
This has been the way it has been since the beginning of creation. In the garden of Eden was the first man and woman and as we read the story of creation we see that Adam and Eve walked with God in the cool of the day. They talked with him, and he talked with them. As we continue through scripture we read that God also spoke with Abraham, Noah, Moses, and Elijah. There was also Gideon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jonah. King David and more.
2 Samuel 2:1 After all this, David prayed. He asked God, “Shall I move to one of the cities of Judah?” God said, “Yes, move.” “And to which city?” “To Hebron.”
So why would God show us in the Bible all these examples and then not talk to us? We learn to walk with God and talk with God in the normal of everyday of life. You can learn as well, simply enroll in our class Restoring Eden.