Our five year old has decided it’s ok to just point and grunt at things when he wants them.
Reference: “Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (2 Chronicles 1:10)
Explore: Our five year old has decided it’s ok to just point and grunt at things when he wants them. As you can imagine, this does not impress us much!
Body language is a great way for people and children, who are not able to speak, to communicate. However, our intelligent little boy should not be reducing himself to these means.
While I’m praying this is just a short phase he is going through, can you imagine if he never stopped? He’d go for a job interview and, instead of expressing his desire for the position, he’d just point at the job description and say, “Ergh!” I love this child, but he would not reach his full potential if he continued using this form of communication.
Application: There are times when we communicate with God in a similar fashion. Even though we have our hearts set on a dream or a goal, we don’t formulate those words to God in prayer.
I often find myself getting upset when things don’t come my way, only to realise that I’ve never really been clear with God as to what my desires are. Telling God that we just want to be blessed is like pointing at the Bible and grunting.
Believe me, God knows what is written in there, but what is it that you desire? What are your dreams? What do you want to see come to fruition? Let’s be clear and chat to God about it today.
Prayer: Today is a good day for you to say your own prayer. Be as open and honest as you can with God.
If you could ask God for anything, right now, what would it be?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.