Conversations With God
My Year With God
In days gone by, if you look at Christianity and the Church, and the ‘organised religion’ of it all, people didn’t really get taught that you can actually have a conversation with God.
When I was younger, we were given set prayers that we could use to pray, but we were never encouraged to actually make up our own.
I still remember those prayers. The ones that we would sing at the end of the day at school, or recite like parrots, simply copying sounds, rather than truly understanding and connecting with the meaning behind them.
It is only in the last ten years, since I became a Christian that I have truly gotten to understand what it is like to actually talk to God, and to listen for His voice in all of this.
Sometimes, it’s so quiet, I can barely hear it, and other times, it is so loud, I wonder why no one else can hear. The thing is, gone are the days of reverent repetitions. I think we’ve come to a stage now, where we truly understand what it means to be in relationship with God. What it means to have fellowship with Him.
In reality, we can’t have a conversation with someone if we’re doing all the talking. This is how it is with God, too. Sometimes we have to be patient, pause and really listen, but if we do, we’ll find an even deeper layer to our faith.
Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.