"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change." A friend said that his football coach said this to him in his freshmen year. I see this really how we need to look at God and our relationship with him. Most people see God as a big all powerful thing way up in the sky controling everything. Yes, this is true but we also need to look at him as our best friend. He is the ONLY person that you can always talk to and that is allllllways there. Now you might be saying well my boyfriend or girlfriend is always there, or my best friend, or my mom or dad.
I bet you can find AT LEAST one thing that you can't tell each of those people. There is a lot I don't tell my boyfriend, my best friend, and my parents. But no matter how far away I go I can always come back and God is there being the perfect psychologist.
Now this might just sound amazing but I have grown up in the "perfect" family. Sure we have our struggles mostly with money and ya that is hard and some times I don't think I'll make it though. Then I go and talk to some of my friends and there have been divorce, drugs, alcohol, "bad" sex, abuse. SO MUCH CRAP! And I look at my family. My parents love each other and no one has been drunk, no drugs and no other "big" problems. I'm just amazed with how much I have been blessed.
Yet when life seems so good I feel that God isn't as much of a NEED as it is when life totally stinks. But then I realized that when you make a relationship with God when times are good you have a much better connection when they get bad. I can't imagine what it is like to lose a parent or a child or be into drugs or sex or any of that but I do know that when we look at God as our friend in the good times AND the bad then you have the security blanket that covers you 24/7.
When you meet someone new, do you do a background check on them? Find their blood type? GPA? NO WAY! You simply sit there and talk, ask them questions, tell them about your life, find out who they are and what they like and how you can relate to them. This is all we have to do with God. Make time to spend with him and his "BLOG" (aka the Bible). Don't try to clean up your language or only pray about "holy" stuff just be you and God will do the rest.