“Thank you for seeing me, sir.”
“Hello, it’s a pleasure to meet you, sir.”
As she waited for the job interview, Jeanie just couldn’t decide what she’d say. Maybe a simple, “Hi,” would be best. Or would that be too casual?
“Mr. Millard will see you now,” the pleasant receptionist informed Jeanie with a smile, gesturing toward the VP’s door. As Jeanie stepped closer, the door opened. A smiling, relaxed man extended his hand and said warmly, “Welcome, Jeanie. Have a seat and tell me more about . . .” She spoke her first sentence naturally and comfortably.
What have you said to God lately? Maybe you don’t know what to say. Then remember that God makes what you say to him easy and enjoyable. How? He’s broken the ice by speaking to you first and warmly engaging you in dialogue. “We cry, ‘Abba, Father.’ . . . We are God’s children” (Romans 8:15,16).
God has made himself easily approachable. He has welcomed you by opening the door through Jesus Christ. To sinners seeking his love, he speaks with terms of endearment, gently inviting with words like child and lamb.
And God even offers to translate your mumbling, bumbling prayers into heavenly language and direction: “The Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God” (Romans 8:27).
God is eager to listen to your voice. He enjoys your words. Praise him. Pray to him. Give thanks to him. It starts with letting God have the first word as he opens the door.