Always Listening

The Lord is regarding all WHO invoke him, to all or any WHO invoke him indeed. Psalm 145:18

Dad was a person of few words. He had hearing harm thanks to years of military duty and wore hearing aids. One afternoon once mum and that i were talking a bit longer than he thought necessary, he responded playfully, “Whenever i would like peace and quiet, all I even have to try and do is that this.” Lifting each hands in an exceedingly single motion, he turned off each hearing aids, pleated his hands behind his head and closed his eyes in an exceedingly serene smile.

We laughed. As way as he was involved, the oral communication was over!
Our God is sufficiently big to listen to the littlest voice.

My father’s actions that day job my memory however completely different God is from U.S.. He perpetually needs to listen to His kids. this is often underscored by one among the shortest prayers within the Bible. in the future Book of Nehemiah, a servant to King Artaxerxes of Persia, was visibly unhappy within the king’s presence. Fearful once the king asked him why, Book of Nehemiah confessed it had been as a result of capital of Israel, the conquered town of his ancestors, lay in ruins. Book of Nehemiah recounts, “The king same to Maine, ‘What is it you want?’ Then I prayed to the God of heaven, and that i answered the king…” (Neh. 2:4–5, italics added).

Nehemiah’s prayer lasted solely an instant, however God detected it. It set in motion God’s merciful response to the various prayers Book of Nehemiah had already offered for capital of Israel. therein moment, Artaxerxes granted Nehemiah’s request to make the town.

Isn’t it comforting to understand that God cares enough to concentrate to all or any of our prayers—from the shortest to the longest?

Thank You, admiring Father, for blessing Maine with the gorgeous privilege and chance of prayer.

Our God is sufficiently big to listen to the littlest voice.