But even beyond the whole rapture thing, you should want to know God. How can you feel safe or have peace if you do not know who your God is? How can you be sure of anything...even that He exists if there is no interaction between you? Don't you want to KNOW that there is a GREAT BEING sitting at the helm that can be totally trusted to see, hear and know everything that is best for everyone...not just you?
You can talk to Him anytime day or night, in a crowd or all alone and He can hear you. All you have to do is approach Him with honesty, all you have to have is a sincere desire to know Him. Tell Him your deepest thoughts and feelings. Tell Him if there is a reason that you have trouble believing in Him, ask Him to help you with that. Ask Him to show you what you need to see or hear to change things for you. Ask Him questions, tell Him secrets. Bare your heart and soul to Him.
Do you have a really close friend? Someone that knows everything about you? Someone who cries when you cry and when you laugh with that person you laugh harder than at any other time? Someone you tell your secrets to and they never judge you but offer you their heart as a refuge. Did that relationship happen overnight? Or did it takes years of sharing and trusting?
Its the same way with God. At first it may feel awkward and you may not know what to say or how to say it. Be informal. We are made in His likeness and image. He is not going to condemn you if you say something in slang. He wants to hear your heart not your fancy words or recited mind numbing prayers...if they put you to sleep they probably put Him to sleep too! Just talk to Him like you would your friend. Ask questions...remember "ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find".
Then when you are done keep your eyes and ears peeled. Because this is where WE, not HIM, drop the ball. He will answer you of that you can be sure. But the answers will come in the most unexpected and amusing places that people often overlook them not realizing they just got their answer. I have heard my answers come via the t.v. set, a book I am reading, a person I am passing on the street talking to someone, bumper stickers, license plates, the sides of trucks and buses, magazine cover and articles...everywhere. God uses EVERYTHING to convey His thoughts and messages. If you keep your eyes open and your ears listening for the answer, if you keep your mind open about how your answer will come, He will send it.
The problem is not that He won't send the answers. The problem is that we are too narrow minded and closed to pick up on the answers He does send. So open your heart, open your mind, approach Him with honesty and then pay attention to everything and I do mean everything.
It is so much fun and so exciting when you first discover that this is truly a REAL relationship. That God does hear you and that He does answer. That He really is a personal God who is involved with all of us and wants to communicate and wants to love us and be loved by us! You will NEVER be alone again.
You will never be lonely again and you will become consumed with a desire to find out more about Him. You will want to share this with everyone so they can experience this for themselves. But few will listen and believe and even fewer will try. Of the ones that try, fewer still will watch closely to catch the messages. Don't be one of them. Start a relationship with God today, before its too late. Don't assume you can do this tomorrow because the way the world is right now...there are no guarantees. Your best friend is waiting...go now.