He made us to be relational. When we meet for a Sunday service we are meeting together but we are not meeting each other. Yes, we will greet each other, say ‘Hi’, ‘How are you?’ Etc. Our replies are usually in the order of ‘fine’, ‘could be better’ or ‘not too bad’. The weather is also a very useful safe topic of conversation.
How well do you know people in your church? When was the last time you had a meal with them or a coffee? Is it only with those you get on with? Do you know enough about them to pray specifically?
The church gathering on a Sunday is not the place to have deep and meaningful conversations. Neither is it when you are having coffee afterwards. It has to be deliberate, intentional.
This is also true of our relationship with God. Don’t keep Him at arms length. Don’t confine Him to the pages of a book. You can’t keep Him at a safe distance. Neither do this with those who you share your Christian walk with. Spend time getting to know each other. It is imperative. It is vital.