Does God Hear Us When We Talk To Ourselves? | Hebrews 13:20-22


May God, who puts all things together, makes all things whole, Who made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus, the sacrifice of blood that sealed the eternal covenant, Who led Jesus, our Great Shepherd, up and alive from the dead, Now put you together, provide you with everything you need to please him, Make us into what gives him most pleasure, by means of the sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah. All glory to Jesus forever and always! Oh, yes, yes, yes. (Hebrews 13:20-22 MSG)


This is a prayer from the author of Hebrews. Often times prayer can feel like a one sided conversation. The type of conversation where the other person is just looking at you with no response. It is so frustrating that you would rather talk to your self and appear crazy then stay in the conversation that is making you crazy. Yet prayer is heard and received. God the God of all things is responding to us. Sure we would like for God to send us a private Facebook message or a short video in a text message, but God sees the world through eyes of eternity not the a internet connection. Because of this our response to our prayers will forever travel through channel of eternal means, not contained forms of communications.

So as even though it feels like we are talking to ourselves, and maybe even look crazy to the people close to us let us pray! Pray the bible out loud. Pray for promises to become reality. Pray for Jesus to speak deep to our hearts. It seems that the author of Hebrews was pointing out how to hear God, and what he is trying to tell us all the time.
  • God puts it all together: “And we know that God causes everything to work together  for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (Rom. 8:28 NLT). In times of trouble and triumph it will always work out. In prayer ask for how the Holy Spirit sees it.
  • God puts us together: “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” (Jer. 1:5 NLT). We are known better than we know ourselves. In prayer always ask and listen for how the Holy Spirit sees you. 
  • God enjoys us as He works on us: "For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago" (Eph 2:10 NLT). We are created to bring joy to God. In prayer ask how to put a smile on the face of Christ.
  • God desires sacrifice as He leads us: "May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God" (Eph 3:19 NLT). Living full is giving our all to the Lord’s will. In prayer ask for what we can give rather than what we get.


Lord you are in charge and make it all happen, may I see my life the way you see it. When success is experienced teach me to humbly accept it, and when failure collides with my pride, show me the silver lining. I desire for you to make me the man that brings joy to the Father in heaven and a smile to Jesus’ face. Continue to work on me God. I give you my all. Every part of me. Lead me as I lead my family. Show me how to love my wife deep, and raise my kids in strength. Bless HOPE today. May we as a community bring the HOPE of the gospel everywhere we go. Even when I am talking to myself I know you are listening.

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