Something pretty cool happened on Friday. My Dad was singing a Christian song we sing pretty often with our toddler-brother. So? The cool part is that when he sang "shout to God with joy" I at first heard something else.
"Chat with God". Wow. The idea sort of struck me. The word "chatting" implies something casual, everyday talk about this and that. And I was like "Wow, we really can chat with God, can't we?" We can tell him about all those small things that bother us, the little joys, the everyday problems and triumphs. We can tell Him about that soccer game we won in P.E. or how we get tired of going to the dentist's or how we failed on that test or got an A on the research paper. We can tell Him how that teacher always gets on our nerves or how we had a fight with a best friend.
Yes, He already knows it all. But do you really think He doesn't want to hear you say it, doesn't want to see you asking help from HIM and sharing your joys with HIM, not your friends down the gossip chain? He's there in the big things and He's there in the little things.