In my last posts, I made it clear that anyone can approach God. Anyone can talk to God at any time. You can use simple words and communicate your minds and feelings to Him.
God listens to every word, and you need not be careful to say what is on your mind when you go to pray.
Remember Hannah when she asked God for Samuel. She prayed passionately, expressing her thoughts and feelings. So, do not forget to tell it all when you pray.
However, there are levels to this approach. Different people approach God in different ways.
Some spend few minutes talking to God, and some spend hours and even days talking to God. God deals with individuals differently.
Moses spent days on the mountain talking to God one on one. Jesus often woke up early before others to pray, and Paul spent days praying, admonishing the believers to keep on praying.
The takeaway from this is that those who spend more time talking to God acquire depths of His understanding and His ways and must be respected and revered. The reason is that they represent God and are often His messengers.
Therefore, I believe it is foolishness to disrepute His messengers and shepherds.
If indeed they are called by God, they’re most likely operating at a different level than you are, and when you disregard them, you are simply saying that God, I disagree with what you are doing.
The way a one-year-old toddler communicates is different from the way a full-grown man does.
There are levels to talking to God.