Psalm 142:1 (NKJV) I cry out to the LORD with my voice; With my voice to the LORD I make my supplication. 2 I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble.

It’s the most obvious things that can become the most neglected. Would you agree? Hold that thought as you consider David’s declaration in the proceeding verse, “I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble.” What’s David saying here? He’s simply saying that he took the time to share his troubles with God. David communicated with the Lord.

That’s a rather obvious thing, isn’t it? Of course David shared his troubles with God, and that’s what all God’s children do, right? Go back to our initial thought: We often neglect the most obvious things in the spiritual life, and this is especially true when it comes to our communication with God. Do you communicate everything to God?

Talking to God, having true and sincere conversation with the Lord, is something we often get stuck on. It’s very easy for us to slip into the hindrance of routine and allow our communication with the Lord to become a lifeless formality. Or we can just be plain old slothful when it comes to making an effort to commune and talk to God. There’s a price involved in prayer, but it’s always the price of victory and never of defeat. The big question is: Are we willing to pay for it as David was?

Let’s not quickly skip over the obvious aspects of our treasures with God, like prayer. Let’s not make any assumptions in this area, but instead let’s stop and determine if we are really doing what David did. Are we truly talking to God, or have we subtly slipped into the habit of neglecting something so fundamental to our faith?

Point to ponder- The good news is today’s message maybe what you needed to realign yourself with God. Blessings and love to you all, have a great weekend!

Prayer: Father God, give each of us praying hearts. Give us hearts that come alive when we talk to You and rejoice as Your presence is sensed in our time of prayer. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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