Imagine you’re lying in bed next to your spouse, eagerly waiting for them to wake up. You gaze upon them quietly with love and admiration until finally they open their eyes. But the first thing they do is grab their phone and check for missed messages or emails. They don’t even bother to say good morning to you.
They go to the restroom, walk out into the kitchen, grab a cup of coffee, and read the paper or their phone for the news. All the while you sit there still longing to have a conversation.
They leave for work without ever saying goodbye. They have a 45 minute commute to work, 30 minute lunch break, and a 45 minute commute home. They don’t call or text you all day.
Then they come home, eat dinner, lounge around and relax, maybe watch some TV before taking a shower, and go to bed. Before they fall asleep, they finally whisper , “I love you, good night.”
Why, I never!
How would you feel? Hurt? Neglected? Unloved?
What if they tried to defend themselves and “prove” their love for you by saying things like- “I listen to songs that remind me of you on my way to and from work.” “I read our old texts and letters, thinking about how much I love you.” “I tell all my friends, family, and co-workers how my life has changed for the better since I met you!”
Surely that would make you feel better. But is thinking about someone and telling others about how great they are considered a relationship? If you think about them all day and love them with all your heart but never speak to them- are you really in a relationship? Of course not!
A Closer Walk with Thee
The same goes for our relationship with Jesus. It’s good to listen to Christian music, read the Word, share uplifting posts on social media, and witness to others; but if we never talk to Him in prayer, it’s not a true relationship.
I am speaking to myself as well! I am by no means perfect! Life happens and there are some days I get distracted by work, kids, housework, even church events- and forget to talk to the God who woke me up in the first place.
Let this be an encouragement for us to pray daily and enjoy a closer walk with Him.
*The idea for this post was something I read a couple years ago, but I cannot find it now. If you know of the post I am referring to, I will gladly give credit where it is due 🙂 *