Can we talk?

by DanWolgemuth on May 5, 2006

“Can we talk?” This functional request, i.e. can we speak with each other, is anything but functional. It’s relational. It’s a boarding pass to a conversational journey. Those three single-syllable words are literally the tip of the communication iceberg. They prime the pump to a bountiful resource pool of interaction.

“Can we talk?” Are you ready to cross the relational bridge to connect two disconnected lives?

Jeremiah 33:3 (ESV) exposes the relational heart of God.

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

We are personally invited by the God of the universe to an intimate dialog: that’s right, to speak and to listen. To share and to absorb. Not superficially. Not simply informational. And very clearly, not a lecture. God promises that when we talk, He’s not afraid of our questions, He’s not offended by our familiarity, and He’s not unmoved by our desire to know Him.

We most commonly call this prayer, but it’s really a conversation. It’s really the celestial request: “Can we talk?”

The tip of the iceberg.

My Prayer…

Our Father, thanks so much for the invitation to talk. I can’t wait to tell you what’s going on in my life, but I’m even more elated at the thought of getting to know you more intimately. I love being loved by you. I long to hear great and hidden things that echo from your own heart. Thanks for talking.


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