Loving Christ Practically (7) – Like Talking With Him

7. If we love a person, we like to talk to them.

We tell them all our thoughts, and pour out all our heart to them. We find no difficulty in discovering subjects of conversation. However silent and reserved we may be to others, we find it easy to talk to a much–loved friend. However often we may meet, we are never at a loss for matter to talk about. We have always much to say, much to ask about, much to describe, much to communicate. Well, it is just so between the true Christian and Christ! The true Christian finds no difficulty in speaking to their Savior. Every day they have something to tell Him, and they are not happy unless they tell it. They speak to Him in prayer every morning and night. They tell Him their wants and desires, their feelings and their fears. They ask counsel of Him in difficulty. They ask comfort of Him in trouble. They cannot help it. They must converse with their Savior continually, or they would faint by the way. And why is this? Simply because they love Him.

~ J.C. Ryle Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots, “Do You Love Me?”, [Moscow, ID: Charles Nolan Publishing, 2001], 294-297.

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