Grace Moments Devotions - May 17, 2016

May 17

God’s Listening

What makes you think that God is listening when you pray?

There is only one satisfactory answer to that urgent question: we know he’s listening because his Word tells us. We don’t have the divine ability to see what’s going on in the spirit world. We can’t see how the sound energy in our voices, or the mental energy in our thoughts, reaches all the way up to heaven. It is enough for us to know that he hears. We will let him worry about the physics.

His Word never lies, and his Word says this about how important he sees your communication efforts: “The Lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous” (Proverbs 15:29). That prayer connection is not given to all. Only through faith in Jesus Christ are we declared righteous enough to be called God’s children. Only through faith in Christ are our messages received, answered, and then processed. Only through faith in Christ are the angels of heaven directed to carry out God’s kindly intentions toward us.

Here is honor indeed—the Lord of the universe chooses to listen to you. Little you.


 

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