Luke 11:5-8 tells the story of a guy who knocks on his neighbour's door in the middle of the night to ask to borrow some bread. The neighbour mutters to himself something along the lines of 'Ugh. I was in bed. And I have to be up at six to wash the goats...'. Then he graciously gets up, opens his door and gives the guy some bread. All because he had the sheer cheek to knock in the first place.
You see, God admires guts. It's not that He wants us to be rude, He wants us to know the love He has for us, and what He invites us to ask for. He makes it pretty clear - 'Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you' (Matthew 7:7 NKJ). A wise preacher said: 'the battle shall not go to the strong, nor to the smart, but to the cheeky'. If you ever put sweets into your parent's supermarket trolley whilst they watched your cheeky grin, you know what we're talking about.
If you want to hear from God, start up the conversation. Ask Him to speak. He's always on the other side of the door waiting to answer. Just make sure you're ready for Him to speak. It's no good asking anything of God if you don't make space and silence to hear back.
So what now? Have you ever trusted that God would answer any prayer you asked? Remind yourself of that feeling of trust, then, with 'good cheekiness' ask Him for something else that you need an answer for. He is waiting to be asked.
Soulfood : Neh 11-13, Lk 22:14-23, Ps 78:56-64, Prov 24:5-10