How are you?

How are you? Do you feel like you answer that question frequently? I do. And I probably ask the question as much as I answer it. It's the question that we aren't supposed to answer with more than a one word response. I heard Beth Moore say, "Authenticity with all, transparency with most, and intimacy with some." This formula is a great way to check my relationships. It gives me a way to balance what I should say. Some of us say too much; some of us say too little. How we communicate in our relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances may affect how we talk with God.

The real, heart-felt words of the Psalms has truly made me think about how I pray to God. In Psalm 13, David is questioning God, and then he asks God for an answer and a change. "Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the light to my eyes, or I will die." David knew what he wanted God to do. Do you have something you desire God to answer and change? Ask Him. Commit to asking Him everyday for a week. Let's finish our prayer as David does. Then he says, "But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because he has been so good to me."

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