"Here I am": The Perfect Prayer

My prayers should start with, “LORD, Here am I”. (see Moses at the burning bush) “Here I am” opens the door for more communication. It is saying, “I am listening, tell me more.”

If you think the blessing of prayer are in the answers and results you have a wrong theology. It shows that you are looking for shortcuts/ a different and new way to get God’s gifts, help, answers. But the blessing is in the relationship with God, not in the answers to our requests.

Relationships take communication/ time/ work/ humility/ obedience and persistence.

Speaking of prayer, Matthew 7:21 “This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” Not because God needs manipulating, but because a working and real relationship takes nurturing. God is not a machine to be programmed for specific results; he is a person, a Savior who wants a close relationship. He loves the response of, “Here I am”.

Wrong theology – or wrong thinking about God hinders communication with God. A relationship is built upon knowing and learning who a person is!

"Here am I” is the presentation of one’s self to someone else for a relationship. When “Here am I” is all that is said, there is an openness to the other person that has no boundaries. "Here am I” is one of my favorite phrases in the Bible. It is amazing to me that God actually says to us, "Here am I” in return. He is open to us. Isaiah 58:9 “Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou …”

God puts perfect boundaries on His “Here I am”, so He can say “if”. He is listening and he wants to hear more.