Monday, January 23, 2012

Does God Listen?

 
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I really thought this was encouraging and thought maybe others needed to hear this too.
 
GOD LISTENS
by Max Lucado

You can talk to God because God listens. Your voice matters in heaven. He takes 
you very seriously. When you enter his presence, the attendants turn to you to 
hear your voice. No need to fear that you will be ignored. Even if you stammer 
or stumble, even if what you have to say impresses no one, it impresses God—and 
he listens. He listens to the painful plea of the elderly in the rest home. He 
listens to the gruff confession of the death-row inmate. When the alcoholic begs 
for mercy, when the spouse seeks guidance, when the businessman steps off the 
street into the chapel, God listens.

Intently. Carefully. The prayers are honored as precious jewels. Purified and 
empowered, the words rise in a delightful fragrance to our Lord. “The smoke from 
the incense went up from the angel’s hand to God.” Incredible. Your words do not 
stop until they reach the very throne of God.

Then, the angel “filled the incense pan with fire from the altar and threw it on 
the earth” (Rev. 8:5). One call and Heaven’s fleet appears. Your prayer on earth 
activates God’s power in heaven, and “God’s will is done on earth as it is in 
heaven.”

You are the someone of God’s kingdom. You have access to God’s furnace. Your 
prayers move God to change the world. You may not understand the mystery of 
prayer. You don’t need to. But this much is clear: Actions in heaven begin when 
someone prays on earth. What an amazing thought!

When you speak, Jesus hears.
And when Jesus hears, thunder falls.
And when thunder falls, the world is changed.
All because someone prayed.
 
Question of the Day (QOTD): What spoke do you in this passage? 
 
 


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