Jan 11, 2011

God's Attentiveness

DAY #10 - (Catch-up) "A Woman of Faith" Devotional
Verse: 2 Chronicles 16:9 HCSB ~"For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to show Himself strong for those whose hearts are completely His."

Do you feel that God is far away from you, like heaven is a supernatural place far from here? Well you shouldn't... God is in Heaven, yet God is also everywhere. He is 'omnipresent'. God sent His Son Jesus to earth, in the form of a man, to let us know that we were indeed created in his image, and we can function as men & women of God. However, when Jesus died for us on the cross (as death is the only punishment for sin), God raised Him to life, and took Him from the earth to be with Him in Heaven, doing His Work. But... He didn't leave us alone, He brought Holy Spirit to earth to comfort and guide us, to teach us in all the ways of the Father. So when you accept Jesus into your heart, it's like inviting Holy Spirit in to be a part of your life, to guide, comfort, teach, convict, etc. Therefore, God is in fact everywhere (for those skeptics), yet God Himself is everywhere (omnipresent), and is all-knowing (omniscient), and all-powerful (omnipotent), and He can hear every one of us when we pray to Him. He is attentive to YOU today... He is attentive to me, and all the others in the world, all at the same time. He is the KING of 'multi-tasking', as He is listening and working with Jesus and Holy Spirit on answering those prayers. He is also a God of LOVE, and MERCY. He gives us GRACE when we don't deserve it, and MERCY to not give us things we do deserve. NO ONE is TOO BAD to come back to the Father! God loves the WHOLE world... He gave the WHOLE world His Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have ETERNAL life. (John 3:16 -paraphrase) Are YOU a 'whosoever'? I am, and I am very happy that I am.

"Jesus made it very clear to His disciples: they should pray always. And so should we. Genuine, heartfelt prayer changes things and it changes us. When we lift our hearts to our Father in Heaven, we open ourselves to a never-ending source of divine wisdom and infinite love." ('A Woman of Faith' Devotional. Day 10. ©2007 Freeman-Smith, LLC. Nashville, TN. 37202)

So open up your heart, and genuinely speak to the Father today, HE is listening for YOU. Be real, and admit you are a sinner ('cause, yep we all are). "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23). The penalty for our sin is death... "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23). Thankfully God gave us a way out... so talk to Him today, and seek Him and His forgiveness, mercy, grace and unconditional love! He wants to love on you today!

Remember, it's always as simple as A-B-C...


Pray a simple prayer today, read my "Salvation Prayer" poem, and talk to God in your own words. No words that I could give you could be more powerful than you using your OWN words to describe your feelings to God.

Salvation Prayer Poem... 'Go For the Gold'
written by M. Hall 2010

Everyone knows "God loves you", how many believe it's true?
You want to have 'eternal life'? Here's what you should do...
ADMIT to God you are a sinner, 'cause all humans are.
REPENT from the sin, and turn away, you gotta' raise the bar.
(Romans 3:23)

The wages of sin, is death for sure, but God has made a way,
He sent his SON so you could live, an ETERNAL life someday.
(Romans 6:23 & John 3:16)

BELIEVE in Him, God and His Son, & Holy Spirit too,
believe that Jesus gave HIS OWN LIFE, all for me & you.
CONFESS your faith in Jesus as your Saviour and your friend
The blessings you will receive & His love will never end.
(Romans 10:9&10)

But one thing you must REMEMBER, the road itself is long
There will be STORMS, & rough spots, but He will make you Strong.
(Philippians 4:13)
So finally one day, hopefully, after you've lived til' old
You can press on and win, your medal made of GOLD!
©M.H. 2010

(PS. Let me know if you've prayed this prayer today, I'd love to pray for you.)

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