I CALL YOUR NAME
AND YOU ANSWER
(Back To Life)
The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
– 1 Kings 19:11-12 (NIV)
Don’t you love getting a call or a text from a good friend?
Whether you’ve had a great day, or feeling a bit unmotivated or sad, it’s enough to put a good ol’ smile on your dial 🙂
Or how about when you’re stuck in a rutt and really need an answer, but the person you are calling just won’t answer their phone?? A-NNOY-ING.
How amazing it is then, to think that at any given time we can call upon God, and He answers!
Psalm 116:1-2 paints an incredible picture of how God meets us where we are at and how he hears our voice. Even when we don’t think He has heard us, be assured – he hears all our prayers. We don’t even have to make up fancy-shmancy long-winded prayers that rattle our teeth.
God just looks forward to when his children call his name.
“I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!” Psalms 116:1-2 (NLT)
In the loud and wild world we live in that has a thousands of voices speaking around us everyday (people, media, our own thoughts) – God hears us.
While so many people and things compete for our attention, there is one voice that cuts past all the noise when we take the time to listen.
God is always speaking to us, WE just need to take the time to listen.
Take some time out this week to prioritise seeking God’s voice amidst all the other influences in your life. Call on His Name, and you’ll find that He’ll not only answer, but tell you things that you couldn’t imagine in your wildest dreams!