Loving the Lord

If asked to give one reason as to why you love the LORD your God, what would it be? Perhaps this would be your answer:

"I love the LORD, because He hears My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live." (Psalm 116.1-2)

It is a privilege to be heard. How often have you found yourself in conversation with someone only to realize they weren't really listening to you? How amazing it is to know that the God of the universe, busier than anyone, gives you His full attention! He carefully notes what you say and ask. You literally "have His ear." Little wonder the Psalmist would declare: "Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live." Why not continually call upon the most important One in all the universe?

If only I could be as attentive to my God as He is to me. A variety of trivial thoughts flood my mind when I seek to come before Him in prayer. Wanting nothing more than quiet stillness to hear His thoughts and voice, I instead find myself often listening to the noise of my cluttered mind. Truly prayer is a spiritual battle. Regardless, the Psalmist's words stir my heart to resolve to frequently converse and commune with My Father who hears. It is the most productive of all time spent.

©Steve Taylor, 2018 --Used by permission

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