It had been a fantastic day out and we were nearing the end of a lovely walk. My daughter appeared alongside me and took my hand, we walked in silence for a while and then as she looked into my eyes and I knew she was going to say something profound. I was expecting perhaps
‘I love you dad’
‘Thanks for a lovely walk’
but instead she said
‘Do you have any chocolate biscuits left?’
Is this how we approach God?
When we turn our attention and focus on him perhaps God is longing for us to say
‘I love you’
‘Thanks for being with me’
but instead do we just ask him for stuff.
Don’t misunderstand me, God wants us to ask him for what we need. It’s just that there has to be more to a relationship than ‘can I have’ or ‘can you do this for me’.
How is your relationship with God?
Is he your heavenly father who you love or just a heavenly vending machine who can dispense what you need when you press his buttons?
How will we talk to God today?