Ecclesiastes 5:2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. (KJV)
Isaiah 40:25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. (KJV)
Are your conversations with God holy?
You have the liberty to talk to God. Do you sometimes forget that you’re actually talking “to God”? Do you say things as if you were talking to a friend or relative? You can say whatever you want, but not everything you say does not glorify God. Without knowing it, you may say disrespectful and dishonorable things to God. Here is an example: “If you get me out of this mess, I’ll never do this again.” You know and He knows whether you really mean it or not. God is in heaven. He is not a human being; He is a Spirit. It would be better to take the posture Abraham took.
Genesis 18:27 Then Abraham answered and said, “Indeed now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: (New King James Version)
God does not respond to things the way human beings do (so grateful He does not). It is important to remember He is omniscient, omnipresent, and all-powerful. You must realize, when you pray prayers out of emotion and/or insincerity you are not fooling anyone but yourself. You cannot run a game on God.
Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. (KJV)
You don’t have to use a lot of “religious” words in prayer. It is not a sales pitch, but you are talking to the creator of the universe. When I got out of line my father used to ask me, “Who do you think you are talking to?” From a sincere heart, you tell God what is going on and ask Him what you should do. He already knows. You have been granted audience with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Remember where you are when you speak to the Father.
Exodus 3:5 Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” (New King James Version)
Not sure what the encounter would look or feel like if the Lord said, “Who do you think you are talking to?”
When you pray and praise always keep in mind you are in the presence of El Hakkadosh [ el- ha-ka-dōsh] (The Holy God).
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father God, there have been times when I was told, “You better check yourself before you wreck yourself.” Whoever I was talking to felt I was out of order because of who they were. I have also been guilty of saying things to You without keeping in mind who I was talking to and I repent for not giving You the honor You are due. You are Holy. I temper my conversation when I’m talking to my pastor or to the boss. Though I can ask You anything I want; I need to remember You are GOD. If I got the opportunity to speak to someone I held in the highest esteem; I wouldn’t say any ole thing. I should give You the same respect. I can tell You what I want without disrespecting Your Holiness and the Glory of Who You are. I can ask You for what I need without compromising my understanding of Your Majesty. I don’t have the right to try and handle You, order You around or demand anything from You. It is enough for me to say thank You for what You have already done. I will spend less of my time talking and more of my time listening. You have given me continual audience with You. You are the King of Glory, the Holy One …