How many times I wished my babies could talk, instead of the "uhhh, huhhh?" I never knew exactly what they wanted unless it was obvious. (Like my grandson here. Mouth closed, but you know what he wants--up.)
You practice words and sounds over and over. Why? Just to hear the words? No, because, usually it starts with, "Mama-Mama-Mama, or Da-Da-Da-Da," over and over again until you yell, "stop."
But you want them to spend time learning so as they can communicate thoughts, feelings, and wants. Then you find out what's really going on in their little heads. You can anticipate what they are thinking and how they relate to things. (Now that can be good or bad!)
Oh, and then there's the stage where you can't get them to shut up-but that's for another post.
"And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition....for you Father knows what you need, before you ask Him." Matthew 6:7-8
Do my repetitive prayers sound like Da-Da-Da....to my Lord, over and over again? If God knows what I want, why pray?
Could it be He wants to communicate with me so I can know more about Him? I love talking in earnest with my children. Do I talk in earnest with my heavenly Father?
Lord, may I give you joy, this day with deep conversation with You.
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