Make the Call

0127180827“No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” Romans 10:11

 

“Let anyone with ears listen!” These are the words of God from Genesis to Revelation in one way or another. They are recorded through-out the Old Testament especially Jeremiah, Psalm, and Isaiah. God calls to all of us to listen to His still, small, voice. “Be still and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10) He speaks to you.

In a world filled with so much noise and chaos you wonder, “How can God hear the soft murmurings of my heart?” Maybe more importantly, “How can I hear God?” God doesn’t shout; He doesn’t raise His voice, yet a heart in tune with His Spirit hears as though He were the only one speaking. His voice is in the gentle wind; it is in the flower blooming from a tiny bud; it is in the birds of the air and the baby birds in the nest; it is in the sweet sounds of the baby in your arms. All you have to do is call upon Him, seek His face, then sit back and listen.

Jeremiah writes, “…call upon Me and Pray to Me, and I will hear you.” (33:3) It is up to you to make the call. The calling numbers are—“Lord I need You,” or, “Lord, I want to hear your voice,” or “Lord, fell my heart with Your Spirit.” Whatever you need He will provide—in His time. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says. “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven,” therefore, God has a plan—a blueprint made out for your life and He will provide what you need at just the right time. Meanwhile, listen and wait upon the Lord. But, do not hesitate to make the call.

 

The other day I needed to call someone to deliver a message that may not be received very well. I was hesitant to make that call. My pride was getting in the way of my common sense. Finally, I picked up the phone and with shaky fingers dialed the number. Actually, I was secretly hoping that no one would answer, then I could just leave a message.

black and gray telephone booth

The phone rang and rang, until finally someone answered. After exchanging our greeting, I  stated the reason for my call, all the time thinking the worst. There was silence. I gulped. Then I heard—“I am so glad you told me. I will see what I can do.” I gave a sigh of relief, for I had been holding my breath. The call ended and I smiled to myself saying a little prayer of thanksgiving to God.

I think this same scenario takes place when we need to call upon God. He is always waiting to hear our voice—a voice crying in the wilderness. Maybe it’s time for you to make your call to your Heavenly Father who loves you.

Dear Lord, I want to be filled with Your Spirit. Make me humble in Your sight. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN

John 10:27   Jeremiah 33:3   Psalm 50:15   Isaiah 55:6   Jeremiah 29:12   Acts 2:21

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Betty Beach-Connell

Retired UM pastor now author. I have published 2 books--Embracing The Call (God will take you to places you never imagined) and Through the Storm ("Medications" for the soul). You may visit and read more about me on my web site RevBetty.com.

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