God is always willing to listen to you. Give him your thoughts. Give him your joys. Give him your fears. Share with him. God is like the character Frasier who always said on his radio show back in Seattle, “I’m listening.”
A church in Fort Wayne, IN is encouraging people to talk to God. They’re so enthusiastic about prayer that they’ve placed a “Prayer Drop Box” in front of their church. We don’t need to write down our prayers and place them in a mailbox for God to get them. But it’s a novel idea.
Once your prayer is dropped off how do you know if God received it? You wait for a reply.
You wait? Yes. "How do you wait?" you ask. You do the other half of communicating… you listen.
This is the part of communication that drives most people mad. We’re great at talking, we’re not so great at listening. We’re great at going to God with our joys, our anger. But why do we expect God to listen to us without returning the honor? That’s not communicating. That’s something else.
Have you prayed to God lately? Not just the “Oh God help me with this test, this job, my in-laws kind of prayer. But the kind of prayer where you lift up a question or concern to him and then you wait. You listen for his reply. It could be a yes, a no, or a wait a little longer. Like the picture says, results are guaranteed. You just have to listen.