We have all met someone who seems to talk non-stop. That person may be really nice, but they talk so much that it’s hard to get a word in edgewise. When they start talking, we try to be polite by listening (or at least by looking like we are listening!), but it can be hard to keep paying attention as they talk on and on
This may sound strange, but it is also possible to be too talkative with God. Let me explain.
When I meet people for the first time and ask them about their faith, they often respond by saying, “Oh, I pray all the time.” Now prayer is good, if we have come to know God personally through Jesus Christ. Although you may never have thought of it this way before, prayer is only half of a conversation. It is possible to talk to God without ever stopping long enough to find out what He has to say to us.
It just doesn’t seem right to expect God to listen to us anytime we feel like talking to Him, and yet consistently ignore what He has said to us. He has preserved His truth through the ages in a magnificent, holy book, the Bible, and yet some of these constant talkers don’t put much (or any) effort into finding out what it says. God went through a lot of trouble so He could speak to us through the Bible. The truth is we have a lot to learn. “How sweet are Your