I John 5:14-15
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
Why is it so hard for us to realize sometimes that when we talk to God we can talk to him just like we would talk to a friend, or parent, or sibling here on earth?? He actually WANTS us to talk to him like that! He wants us to tell him when we're happy, or thankful, or angry, or sad, or in need. He deserves all the praise when we're happy, and he holds all the strength we need when we're hurting. A lot of times I find myself thinking that I have to be so formal and impersonal when talking to him like I would to someone that I don't really know or doesn't really care about me. This verse reminded me today that I am SOOOOO privileged, only through the blood of Jesus, to have such a personal and open relationship with the almighty God who created the heavens and the earth!! Who am I that I should have this?...I'm his child and he knows me and hears me! So no matter what it is that's going on in my life I can talk to him about it. I can ask him for what I need and he hears me.