Psalm 104:34 (KJV)

34My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.

Do you ever feel like you just don’t know what to express to God?

Like a one way call, you’re not sure whether God is being silent or if He’s just completely disconnected. You want to please Him, so you voice all the religious things you know to say. Yet, somehow, you know deep within you that your prayer life is not what it’s supposed to be.

Although God gladly welcomes you into His presence, and hears all of your requests, it’s always important to be respectful when praying to Him. Ecclesiastes 5:1, 2 says, “Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear… Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven and you on earth; therefore let your words be few.”

Instead of going to God with your grocery list of requests, what would really please Him would be for you to approach His throne with the desire to listen.

Is that difficult to do?

Then picture God on His majestic, heavenly throne. Imagine the cherubim are praising Him and the saints worshiping at His feet.  Envision the stars rushing to do His will, and the earth as His footstool, and His wisdom, power, and love are laid out before you-not in a philosophical sense, but rather, you can see the reality of them in a million ways. You’re not casually chatting with the town grocer-you’re on your face before the living God.

Part of the problem is that we forget who God really is.

If we had a medical or mechanical issue we’d seek out the advice of an expert in that field. We would listen carefully to their wisdom about what to do to rectify our situation.  Yet, God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, and when we pray, we spend very little time listening. It’s no wonder that we often miss the life-giving counsel that we most need.

Therefore, when you pray today, don’t be full of words.  

Rather as Habakkuk 2:20 instructs, “The LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him.” Quietly seek God’s wisdom. He delights in teaching you how to have a deeper relationship with Him and how to serve Him with honor and strength. Trust Him to show you His ways and to answer everything that concerns you. And just listen—hearing the words that almighty God is sharing with you and the secrets He’s revealing to you (see Ps. 25:12, 14; Jer. 3:3).

Then you can know that your meditation is truly sweet to Him, and He will make you glad (see Ps. 104:34).

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