Dare 2B Daring August 30, 2018
A daily devotional published by Risk Takers for Christ, Inc.
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“God has clearly revealed that he will hear the prayer of those who call upon Him, and that declaration cannot be contravened.” – C.H. Spurgeon
Unlike our dog Forrest, who can hear a car pull up a block away or the refrigerator door open from the other side of the house, I don’t hear as well as I used to. Just part of the aging process, I guess, along with achy knees and reading glasses.
Deanna also accuses me of having “selective hearing”, meaning that I sometimes choose to ignore her when she asks me to take out the trash, pick up some groceries on my way home, etc. I think I’ll plead the 5th on that one.
Thankfully, God always hears us when we speak to Him. Not only our audible prayers, but also the desperate cries of our innermost heart. As hard as it is to imagine, the God of the universe genuinely cares about little ol’ you and me, and – just like any father – He delights in meeting the needs of His children.
Here (or hear) are just a few Scripture verses that confirm that truth…
“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17
“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3
//“They will call on My name, and I will answer them.”// Zechariah 13:9
Aren’t you glad that God doesn’t have selective hearing?
Two final verses that should encourage us to call on God regularly and continuously…
//“Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.”// Isaiah 55:6
//“For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”// Romans 10:13