Just a Little Talk with Jesus

by APC on February 27, 2014

Continual Communication

It’s hard for people to fathom that before the foundation of the world, God had us on His mind. Because He created man for fellowship and for worship, it makes sense that He would want to spend as much time with us—each and every day. I once heard someone tell a story about a man who learned about the love of Jesus and how it was Christ’s desire to fellowship with His people. The man decided to pull a chair up next to his bed for the Lord of Glory to “sit” when he talked with Him every day.

The concept of talking with God can embrace more meaning than what we typically think of when we hear the word. We need to commune with Christ on a continual basis and experience His presence in our lives—this can be via prayer, worship, praise, or just in fact, talking with Him.

There’s an old song called “Just a Little Talk with Jesus” that epitomizes our relationship with Christ. If you aren’t familiar with it, the chorus is as follows:

Now let us have a little talk with Jesus / Let us tell Him all about our troubles

He will hear our faintest cry / He will answer by and by

Now when you feel a little prayer wheel turning / And, you know a little fire is burning

You will find a little talk with Jesus makes it right

This little song speaks volumes of Biblical truth that we can apply to our lives and our walk with Christ. As we continue to live a righteous lifestyle in accordance with His Word, we become friends of God (John 15:15). Christ is a friend to us that is closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24) and He has proven such by laying down His life for us so that we would not face the penalty.

While the Bible tells us that the Lord will supply our every need (Philippians 4:19) and that whatever we ask in His name shall be given (John 14:13), spending time with the Lord is not always about needs; it’s about spending time with Him.

Many people seek refuge in friends by telling them about the cares of the day, and after their done “venting” they feel better. Why not talk with Jesus? He will send peace and the Comforter to you! When we take our problems and our issues to the Lord, we can lay them down at His feet and leave them there. He is the breaker that goes before us (Micah 2:13) and He will fight our battles (II Chronicles 20:15). The Word tells us that when we call upon the Lord and seek Him, we find that His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:30).

Talking with the Lord on a daily basis gives us strength and helps us walk the road of hardship each day. Man does not survive on bread alone but every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). When we talk with the Lord—He talks back! When we pray to Him—He answers! Remember that He’s your friend and wants to commune with you, so don’t forget to let Him do some talking. In your conversation, learn one of the key points of communication—listening. God might just have the right Word for your situation, wisdom for tomorrow, or sweet sayings to make your heart melt for Him—our blessed Savior—all over again.

Jesus is our light, our hope for tomorrow, our Everlasting Savior, but most of all, He’s our friend. Try to have a little talk with Jesus each day even if it’s just for a few minutes at first. After you develop a greater relationship with Him, you’ll find you can’t stop—minutes turn into hours, hours into days, and days into a lifetime of friendship and fellowship with God. He’s always ready and waiting for you. Are you ready to talk?