I am in love with the truth that the True and Living God hears us every time we speak to Him. He hears us – literally – every time we think to Him. Really now, how awesome is that? This is the Almighty, Everlasting, Omnipotent God… and His focus is on me. His focus is on you. And that’s not a clanging attempt to boost our morale, folks… it’s ABSOLUTE TRUTH!
Do you ever let your mind travel on paths of reality like that? After all, what God does, and what God is doing is actually more of a reality than what goes on in the natural here on earth… did you know that? I didn’t always know it, I confess, but I do now; and I am in love with His very existence.
What got me thinking along these lines – other than Holy Spirit Who indwells us continually with such thoughts – was remembering a brief prayer I said before going to bed last night. I’ve been very blessed in every way concerning God’s goodness, concerning my life – but I wanted a “manifest encouragement” to uplift my soul even more… so I asked God for it. The Lord lives to encourage us, y’all – seriously. He knows that, just as a little baby needs constant affirmation in growth and goodness, WE NEED IT DESPERATELY also, with every step we take in His commissioning. There’s no such thing as “arriving” to the point where we no longer need His encouragements and love… what a horrible place that would be! Do our children ever reach the point of outgrowing our love and desire to affirm them? Absolutely, positively not (and it really doesn’t matter what they say, they’ll always need it and desire it because God created us all that way). So when I asked it of my sweetheart heavenly Father, He gave it to me because He heard me asking. He felt my heart of sincerity and it drew on His tender heart of mercy towards me.
I love that solitary truth right there… it means everything in the world to me. My Father hears my prayers, for real. He literally hears them with His ears over all the elated “noise” of Heaven; over all the intensity of running every universe with joy and power and Majesty and might… He hears my seemingly microscopic cries – my minuscule pulses of heart and desire and request, HE HEARS… because none of them are counted meaningless to Him! That’s my favorite part. That’s the part that dissolves me into tears of love and thanksgiving when I sincerely consider its truth, friends…
O, yes… that’s the part.
The Eternal God is poised on the edge of His Throne, listening with hand-to-ear for the faintest beat of my heart towards His benevolent, merciful countenance… and He’s waiting to grant all the mercy I request, all the goodness aligning brightly my heart and presence to His.
There is no one in existence I love more than the Lord. No one.
The best part is, because He is Almighty… He feels the same way toward all of His children, individually – simultaneously – without end. I am in Love with the TRUTH that all of us can have all of Him simultaneously, forever and ever. Amen. And there is not a single breath or wisp of air in my lungs that He has not allowed; His “sanctioning” abides with me.
Every molecule of salt in my tears He has tasted, and every notion of my heart’s full intents touch His ears.
THAT’S our God.
(Btw, I heard from a brother in Christ I hadn’t heard from in a long while, and it greatly uplifted my heart. That was the “manifest encouragement” God granted.)