In my previous post, Personal Discipleship as Conversation with God, I focused on David and the Psalms. In many ways, the Psalms are journal entries about David’s conversations with God. They inspired people in his day and continue to inspire us today.
In addition to listening to God through nature and people, we have God’s Word and the Holy Spirit. A good conversation with God can happen as I look out of my office windows at the trees and thank him for caring for me and the world in all seasons of life. The Holy Spirit prompted me to open my eyes at lunch to notice many sitting around me with their spiritual needs and hunger.
A natural way for personal conversation with God to happen is to open God’s Word and respond to what He has said there. Let me demonstrate by using Ephesians 6:10-18, ESV (the armor of God) by following each verse with a prayer response in red: