One really neat thing about Jesus is that He is still alive. Yes, He was killed by His nation, but He not only was raised from the dead by His Father, He also conquered the power of death. He returned to heaven and right now is at His Father’s right hand – praying for all who believe in His Name. That’s us!
Here are a few things to remember as you learn to listen to Jesus’ voice.
√ Jesus created the world, and He has the deep desire and the authority to heal us.
“For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created through Him and for Him.” – Colossians 1:16
√ Jesus understands us completely, we don’t ever have to be ashamed to talk to Him.
“Because we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet He did not sin.” – Hebrews 4:14-15
√ Jesus is the door to our friendship with God, and He is here any time – any place!
“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” – John 10:9 (Psalm 23 is good here)
√ You can come to Jesus even when you have failed or feel desperate.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wrong doing.” – 1 John 1:9
Talking to God is done best when He is given priority in my day and in my heart. We suggest you choose one time you can count on each day (5 minutes is a great start) where you open your connection conversation with Jesus.
√ Invite Him into your day.
√ Ask Him to capture your mind and heart all day long.
√ Get comfortable and familiar with Jesus’ voice,
√ Cultivate including Him in the conversations of your mind and heart.
We have a lifetime of days and hours to enjoy our relationship with Jesus. He is honored when we place this of high value. He doesn’t demand it – He just offers it. We are often so busy and distracted that we put off what is most important. Remember, this is connection, not mere religious exercise. Jesus loves it when we have the want to.
“But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” – Luke 10:41-42
Minutes at Jesus’ feet each day can change the trajectory of your life. Remember, He is your friend like no one else.