My husband got called out of a deep sleep the other night. He was on call at the local hospital and while he slept soundly, in the middle of the night, his cell suddenly rang, and the voice on the other end of the line urged, “Come in, Steve…we need you.”
Immediately, my husband rose up out of bed…answering the call.
Just hours later, the Lord spoke to my heart:
“I am here on call. Just like Steve answered the call…I too am ready to get up and go to work whenever you call, Cinnie. I am here RIGHT BESIDE YOU…I AM ON CALL…
WHAT DO YOU NEED?“
Wow. Are you kidding me? Think of it! A personal invitation from the Creator of the universe, announcing:
“I AM ON CALL. WHAT DO YOU NEED?”
Blessed my socks right off. Sure did.
I needed wisdom on a matter. And I said, “Well, Lord, I’m sure You already know what I’m going to ask You.” To which He replied:
“Go ahead anyway. It helps to articulate it.”
Now I don’t know about you, but for me this is probably what blesses me the very most. In this crazy, fast-paced world, where we relate to people on the fly…where virtual relationships have all but superseded genuine, sit-down, face-to-face, heart-to-heart REAL conversation and fellowship …yes, in the midst of an all-things-virtual world, I still can count on a heavenly Father Who:
ALWAYS has time for me.
ALWAYS welcomes my call.
ALWAYS listens with His great big heart.
And when I do talk to my awesome Dad — guess what? Wow. Somehow, someway, inexplicably I have His undivided attention.
And so do you, my friend. So do you.
So how ’bout it?
God is on call. Right now. For you. And He asks:
“WHAT DO YOU NEED?”
Go ahead. Tell Him. Sure, He already knows. But go ahead anyway. It helps to articulate it. 🙂
I know. Cuz it sure helped me.
“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”
~ Isaiah 65:24 [KJV]
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
~ Psalm 34:18 [NIV]
“For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon Him?”
~ Deuteronomy 4:7 [ESV]