The truth in the conversation

And we know that the Son of God has come and given us discernment so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life. I Jn. 5:20 (Mounce)

Certainly God has provided a plethora of wise sources of information for us including the Bible, the Holy Spirit, the church, friends and mentors, speakers, authors and singers who inspire us and help us understand and relate to God. Receiving this information about God enhances relationship with God but is not personal relationship with God. He has also given us discernment so that we can internalize and process His communication to us personally and can respond as individuals who enjoy individual relationships with Him. Out of fear of getting it wrong and fear that dire consequences come with getting it wrong many followers of Christ downplay this internal awareness of Him. Does the activity to seeking out some hidden truth seems more spiritually productive than simply conversing with the God who wants to be discovered? Perhaps we miss out on the most personal kind of relationship with God by dismissing this inner voice of discernment.

Lord, I want to experience that internal back-and-forth conversation with You all the time.