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This song that I was writing, I didnâ€™t really like it but it kept ringing in my ear,
â€˜til the next day, â€˜til God gave me the second verse and it went like this.
I need to talk with you. I need to tell you, Iâ€™m so in love with you. I need to tell you.
I been singing it all day, writing it, rewriting it, but this verse said something to me.
As I shared this song I thought of how we see prayer as a one way conversation,
thinking that all God wants to do is hear us talk. Revelation is the revealing or disclosing,
through active or passive communication with a supernatural or devine entity.
Itâ€™s amazing to me how God reveals his heart to his people, I believe Gods wants to talk
to me, to you. He wants you to know how he feels, what he thinks about the things we say,
things we do. He wants to talk to you. He wants to tell you, He loves you.
Isaiah 1:12-17, â€˜When you come to meet, who has asked this of you, this trampling of my courts?â€™
Stop bringing meaningless offerings. Your incense is detestable to me. New moon festivals and your appointed feasts
my soul hates.
They have become a burden to me, I am weary of hearing them. When you spread out your hands in prayer,
I will not listen, your hands are full of blood; wash and make yourself clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight!
Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless plead the case of the widow. Sacrifices and offerings were intended as expressions of worship to God. Apart from faith in exhibited by oneâ€™s commitment to a godly life, the sacrifices had no value to the individual or to God. Jer 7:20-26; Amos Mic 6:6-8. He desires mercy more than sacrifices, obedience more than sacrifice, He wants to talk to you, let him talk to learn to listen, donâ€™t rush your prayers, talk to God, say Lord take your time, Iâ€™m listening. Develop an attitude of gratitude this season.
Be grateful, what a privilege, to have a God that wants to talk to his people.
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