Words of Life With Pastor Barry Fraser Print E-mail
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Written by By Barry Fraser   
Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

The books of Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes have a wealth of information of Christian living. Here is some good advice found in Ecclesiastes chapter 5, verse 2: Don’t be in a hurry to talk. Don’t be eager to speak in the presence of God. Since God is in heaven and you are on earth, limit the number of your words.

It is very tempting to go to God with a list of things we want Him to do for us, and spend the rest of the time in His presence reminding Him of how slowly He is progressing with completing our requests. Whenever He finally does it, we are grateful for a couple of weeks as we tick it off our list. And quickly replace it with a new thing for Him to do. The urgency with which we desperately desire things from God can easily distract us from a genuine relationship with Him.

A healthy relationship is a two-way street based on a solid foundation of good communication, which includes talking and listening. When we spend all the time doing all the talking, we will never learn anything new and even when God is telling us the simple solution we will not even hear it. God gave us one mouth and two ears for a reason, which is to talk less and listen more. This does not only apply to our relationship with other people, but also to our relationship with God.

It is through hearing from God that we develop the faith to receive our request, because any time God speaks, things happen. He created the world through His words, and so would He create our answer through what He says to us. It is therefore very important to write it down to meditate on it.

My friends, listen to our Heavenly Father during your prayer!

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