The other day, I read a devotional that began by reminding us that the God Who created all things including the universe wanted to spend time with me. My first thought was in the form of a question. How could I interrupt the Lord from all the important business going on up in heaven? I pictured Him as CEO over an important board meeting. Billy Graham, Martin Luther, Moses, and Dwight Moody were all sitting around a huge, mahogany conference table, their eyes fixed on an imposing figure at the end.
Perhaps God was conferring with His board about how the fields were white and ready to harvest. Or perhaps Mr. Moody was giving a report on how he’d like to start a publishing company. Or Mr. Moses reminisced about how the Lord had parted the Red Sea, and the Israelites escaped from Pharaoh’s army. No way I could intrude on the meeting.
But then I smiled as I remembered. 1Peter 3:12 says, “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer.” Jeremiah 29: 12-13 says, “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” These verses don’t say, “After I finish with my board meeting, or get done talking to the angel Gabriel, you can call on me,” or “After Mr. Moody’s report, I’ll listen to you.”
My musings led me to realize God’s role in the universe is countless times more crucial than holding a board meeting, yet He still has time for me whenever I seek Him. When I’m in trouble, when I’m sick or suffering, or even when I’m chatting with Him during my prayer time, He’s listening.
What an amazing privilege we have. God hears His children anytime, anywhere. I urge you to speak to Him now!
Lord, thank You for always being there for me. Indeed, You are the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. You are my faithful and loving God. I praise You today. In Jesus’ precious name.