The Physical Battle

Honest Communication

God tells us to call to him.

Psalm50:15 Call to me in the day of trouble, I will deliver you and you will honor me.

Psalm 80:7 Restore us, O God almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.

God wants a relationship with you. Think about relationships you have–parent/child, husband/wife, and best friends. These all require time and good communication. Good communication requires listening and talking. Share your innermost thoughts and desires with God. He wants us to come to him. Psalm 62:8 Pour out your heart to him.

I found this in my study Bible. I hope it helps.

commication1Prayer in the book of Psalms

Prayer is human communication with God. Psalms could be described as a collection of song-prayers. Probably the most striking feature of these prayers is their unedited honesty. The words often express our own feeling- feelings that we would prefer no one, much less God, ever knew. Making these psalms our prayers can teach us a great deal about how God wants us to communicate with him. Too often we give God a watered-down version of our feelings, hoping we won’t offend him or make him curious about our motives. As we use the psalms to express our feelings, we learn that honesty, openness, and sincerity are valuable to God.

God has many wonderful promises for you. Psalm 66:19: God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.

God also wants us to ask others to pray. (James 5:13) When I was sick I had many, many people praying for me. I felt very blessed. Church friends, co-workers of my husband, family across the ocean from me, exercise buddies, and Bible Study friends. I was so blessed to know they were lifting me up to God. God promises to listen when we pray (Psalm 86:7).

So, open up and be a little vulnerable. I know it is hard to admit we need help, but push aside your pride and ask!

James 5:16, 13 Pray for one another that you may be healed, Are you hurting? Pray. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the master. Believing prayer will heal you and Jesus will put you on your feet.

Psalm 81 In your distress you called and I rescued you.

Psalm 50:15 Call upon me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you and you will honor me.

Psalm 86:7 In the day of my trouble, I will call to you for you will answer me.

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O People pour out your hearts to him for God is our refuge.