The Answering God

A group of people text messaging

A small frustration of mine is the plethora of messaging apps for mobile phones. Some people use Facebook Messenger and Google Messages, while others use Apple Messages and Microsoft Messenger or LinkedIn Messages. Some people prefer an open-source app like Jabber; that’s the shortlist!

Messages get lost because the person receiving the message may rarely check the app that received your message. For this reason, I consider text messaging unreliable. For example, if the person I’ve texted via Facebook Messenger has that app on his or her 5th screen of their phone, it may be days before they see, “Hey, can you pick me up now?” How can I remember which app each of my contacts uses?

God Hears And Answers Prayer

For the reason I stated above, I prefer a phone call to a text message, but that’s just me. (Now you can guess my age ;-)) But, here’s the thing, whether you need a “phone call” God, One you can talk to in that nanosecond, right before you wreck your car or a “texting” God, where you keep a journal and write down your praises, thankfulness, and prayer requests, either way, God hears you and will be there for you.

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.1 John 5:14-15

He’s Not A “Can You Hear Me Now” God

Once you have received Jesus as your Savior and have the Holy Spirit within you, you have a direct line to God (Matthew 7:7). You never need to wonder if God heard you; He did. You don’t have to try, “Can you hear me now?” There are no “dead spots” with God, there are no roaming charges if you are in another country, and with God, you have unlimited text and talk! Plus, God has paid for this service (John 14:14).

So, with guaranteed delivery to the God of all Creation, we should use this service, for God not only listens, He answers. And He can make a way for you where there is no way (1 Corinthians 10:13)! Praise God!

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