Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish. Jeremiah 33:3 (amp)
Have you ever talked to someone’s answering machine and in the middle of your conversation with their machine, they suddenly pick up and say, “hello?” Sometimes leaving a message feels easier than actually engaging in a conversation because it doesn’t require much of your heart. It’s the same with God. Some people would rather talk to God’s voicemail than to God. To a lot of people, prayer is kind of a routine, a ritual; you just say the words and it counts. What if you’re leaving your prayer message and God actually interrupted and started speaking with you? Many believers would be shocked because it’s easier to leave your message than actually engage with God. But God doesn’t want you to leave messages in heaven; He wants you to have Him live. He wants you to be open to hear from Him at any moment, relate to Him, answer Him, and engage with Him. Stop leaving messages on His heavenly voicemail. Start relating to Him live. God is alive and He doesn’t want to deal with recordings.
Today’s Mission – Set aside time today not only to talk to God in prayer…. but to listen to Him.