Exodus 34:29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God.
A lot of people find prayer difficult. Most of us can come up with things to ask God for. That's why a lot of our prayers are "petitions" (sounds like we're trying to get a government agency to give us something). When we're together with other Christians praise isn't that difficult (sounds like we're at a rock concert or sporting event). But conversation with God? That's hard!
The obvious reason is that we're talking to someone who isn't likely to talk back. Moses was lucky! He could go up the mountain and literally have a conversation with God. Jesus was called "Immanuel" -- God with us. Can I have an ongoing conversation with the God who is with me?
At the end of last Sunday's teaching I said, "I’m going to spend the period from now until Easter making offers to each and every one of you to spend time talking with God." Today, the day before Lent begins, I'm making the first offer. Let me know you listened or read. Write back or simply call and tell me you'd like to get together with me sometime in the next 40 days and have a conversation with God. That'll start the process going.
Love in Christ to you all,