Photo: Parker Phillips, Marco Island
April 5, 2020
which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves,
and seek my face,
and turn from their wicked ways;
will I HEAR (listen, pay attention, give ear) from heaven… 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
Over and over again in scripture, the LORD:
- Hears and defends in trouble. Psalm 20:1 (KJV)
- Hears and delivers righteous out of all their troubles. Psalm 34:17
- Hears when I call aloud and saves. Psalms 55:16-17
- Hears the righteous not evil. 1 Peter 3:12
- Hears when we call, pray and seek with whole heart. Jeremiah 29:12-13;
- Hears not when we cherish sin in our heart.
Hears with praise on our tongue. Psalm 66:17-20
- Hears the prayer of the righteous but is far from the wicked. Proverbs 15:29
When we choose Jesus, God sees us as righteous through the lens of Jesus. We have God’s ear because of Jesus. Jesus is ever interceding for us.
We all want to be heard. Why speak if not to be heard and answered? Don’t you just love it when you are on the phone with someone and you KNOW they are not listening. Don’t you just want to hang up? What about when you ask someone something who is sitting right beside you and receive no answer. God does not ignore. He attentively listens because he loves us. He wants to hear from us and he wants to be heard. He always listens. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” (1 John 5:14-15)
Got to love that word! God hears us! God hears us! The Most Powerful being in the Universe, we have a seat at the table anytime with Him. No appointment needed. Come to Him. He wants to hear from you.
I enCOURAGE you to be humble, pray, seek God’s face and turn if you need to turn, so that, when you call on God he will hear and pay close attention.
“I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice [and] my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon [him] as long as I live.” (Psalms 116:1-2)