Maybe you’ve heard the phrase, “Talk is cheap.”
Today, there’s no shortage of talking, texting, or tweeting.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with talking. It’s a good thing. People are built to talk, and with technology making it easier, we are.
Talking is important to friendship.
A good friendship is marked by good conversation. Good conversation usually means an exchange of sorts. One person talks, then the other, and repeat. However, sometimes a one-sided conversation is necessary, when one person talks the whole time and the other just listens in support.
I took a long walk the other day. My whole purpose was to walk and talk with God. The weather was as perfect as I could want. The topics were plentiful. I unloaded many prayers that morning.
But as I neared my home, it dawned on me. I spent about an hour walking and talking to God, but I didn’t give Him time to speak to me. I wasn’t taking the time to listen.