How many messages do you think you’ve sent and received today? We find it hard to imagine a world in which we cannot speak to our friends. Without that constant communication, you’d start to feel distant from one another and the friendship would suffer. It’s impossible to feel close to someone when we don’t talk.

God is like that too. When we fail to speak to him and take the time to listen back, we feel far and unattached from our greatest friend. “But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.” Psalm 73:28.