It is said that God likes conversations in which we talk about how good He is. When He hears them, He gets out His book of remembrance and records them. He does not record our murmuring, grumbling, or complaining, but He records the words we speak when praise is on our lips.
Just think about how you would feel if you overheard your children saying, “Our mom is awesome. We have the greatest mother in the world. Don’t we have the most incredible mom and dad? They’re the best parents around!” I am sure that if you witnessed such a conversation between your children, you could hardly wait to bless them.
But, on the other hand, what if you walked into a room and your children were saying, “I’m so sick and tired of Mom and Dad. They never do anything for us. They’ve got all these rules. They don’t want us to have any fun. Mom always nags us and makes us do our homework. If our parents really loved us, they would give us what we want, not what they think is best.”
Our lives with God are no different than the two scenarios I have described above. We are God’s children! He hears everything we say and He knows what is in our hearts even when we don’t say it. What does He want to hear us talking about? How great He is! How awesome He is! The wonderful things He’s done, can do, and will do! Speak well of God, from your heart, and you create an atmosphere for God to speak to you.