“Come to Me with your defenses down, ready to be blessed and filled with My Presence. Relax, and feel the relief of being totally open and authentic with Me. You have nothing to hide and nothing to disclose, because I know everything about you already. You can have no other relationship like this one. Take time savor its richness, basking in my golden light.”
I was babysitting my dear six-month-old grand niece the other evening. She’s in that fun exploring and discovery stage. One of her discoveries of great interest that night was her voice. Noelle was trying everything from raspberries, to clucking, to high falsettos, to delighted squeals and giggles. She was telling me many stories and was quite pleased with her many sounds. And I was enjoying the “conversations” as well.
Later, she tried out another voice…one that let me know she was not too pleased with me and this bedtime thing. Here’s my interpretation of what she was trying to tell me, “Auntie, I have more exploring to do. Let me out of here right now! I mean, really… right now! Don’t you dare sit and enjoy that mocha latte during my distress!”
No hinting around there. She expressed herself loud and clear. She wasn't afraid to cry out.
I have always been drawn to people who can express themselves...that's probably why David has always been one of my favorite Bible characters. Yes, the throw-the-stones-giant-killer David. And, although I love that story and its amazing lessons, what blesses me at heart-level is his expressive communication with God in the Psalms.
David talks to God a lot…and about almost everything.