8 From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord. Genesis 12:8-9
We’re beginning to see a theme emerge here. Abram has found comfort in calling on the Lord. The altar he built here was probably more permanent because he returns to the place later. We don’t know how long he stayed in Bethel but the text suggests that it was longer than a night or two.
Are you comfortable with God? What I mean by that is, do you find it easy to just talk to God whenever you want? Or is it a struggle? Do you find yourself avoiding serious prayer time for whatever reason?
If prayer and talking with God doesn’t come easy, then you’re not alone.
If prayer were easy we would never stop praying. As it is we get distracted, and caught up into what He might think about what we say and ask for.
Or perhaps we really don’t know what to say.
Or maybe sin is hindering us from coming to Him.
The solution, of course, is simple.
Go to Him. He knows what you’re going to say even before you think it. He knows everything in your life. Everything.
That’s it, go to Him.