Have you ever tried to keep a relationship going that's only one-sided? You know the kind -- where only one person is putting in the effort. It's next to impossible.
You can't make a relationship work if only one person initiates getting together. Or if only one person phones to check in on someone but never the other way around. Or if only one person shares personal information, but the other one keeps everything to themselves. Or if the only time you actually do end up making the initiative is when you are in a bind and just need help.
I can tell you right now that that's not much of a relationship. And it's not very likely to succeed.
So what makes me think that my relationship with God is going to to be any different? I am ashamed at the lack of effort I put into my relationship with my Heavenly Father. With my Creator. The One who loves me unconditionally.
I hear Him knocking on the door. I hear the 'phone' ring. I constantly get 'emails' from Him. But when do I knock on His door? Do I even know His phone number? How often do I reply to His emails?
And do I ever just sit down and visit with Him about everyday things, or do I just wait until I'm in a crisis and then expect Him to come to my rescue? How often do I really take the time to sit down and learn more about Him?
Relationships are a two-way street. That's just the way it is. And if I truly want to have a relationship with God...
...I need to get off of this one-way!