God Still Communicates With Us
The key to any successful relationship is communication. This is true in the case of a marriage, a parent-child, brother- sister, or any other type of relationship. It is also very true of our relationship with God. We need to ensure that our lines of communication are open when it comes to our relationship with our Lord and Savior. Knowing this to be so, God has always kept an open channel of communication with us, his children.
When the idea of communication and God is brought up, the first idea that pops into the minds of most Christians is prayer. Yes, this is a relevant and necessary form of communication. We must and should pray to God every day.
However, this is only one side of the equation. Effective communication is a 2-way process. Prayers are sent up to God, and God sends our answers down to us. Unfortunately, we don’t always recognize or even know how God speaks to us. This inability to hear God can cause us to miss out on the answers to our questions and the blessings that come along with the answers.
Since the beginning of creation, God, the Father, has always been there for us. He guides us each and every day. When God created Adam, they communicated directly. He walked and talked with Adam in the Garden of Eden. God also communicated directly to Abraham and Moses. He told them what He wanted them to do and supported them with numerous miracles. Thus, as you can see, this was direct communication from God.
Jesus is the Living Word of God. When Jesus was baptized, a voice came from heaven that said, “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.” The mantle of communication was passed on to Jesus. He spoke to us the words that God wanted us to hear. While Jesus was here on Earth, God spoke to us through Him! They are one!
Now He talks to us every day through the Holy Spirit. It is a still small voice that directs our paths every day. If we have wronged someone, it tells us to apologize. It guides us each and every day. If we pray to the Lord about a problem, the Holy Spirit will be the means that delivers the solution to our problem.
The communication lines are open. We just have to listen.