We have been emphasizing how important it is to not just speak when you pray, but to listen - to hear what your Father wants to tell you as well.
Then, and only then you can say that there is a relationship between you and God, when there is two way communication and you are having a conversation with your Lord!
Can you remember what Solomon asked God after He said Solomon can ask anything he wants to? Most of us will answer wisdom… And that is exactly what God gave him, but Solomon did not directly ask for wisdom…
1 Kings 3:9(NKJV)
9 Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”
The Amplified brings out the original Hebrew meaning of an understanding heart:
1 Kings 3:9(AMP)
9So give Your servant an understanding mind and a hearing heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and bad. For who is able to judge and rule this Your great people?
Solomon asked for an understanding, hearing heart that will help him to discern between good and bad. And God gave him wisdom!
This says allot – the ability to hear God… is seen by God, as wisdom!
God was so impressed by Solomon’s decision that He not only gave him a hearing heart in the form of wisdom, but even honor and riches beyond his wildest imagination.
What would you ask God if you could only ask Him one thing? The most precious thing you could ever ask from Him is a hearing heart! Ask Him today, and have a conversation with your Father!