Dial 33:3

Mostly in life we’re at a crossroad and a higher percentage of those times we really don’t know which direction to choose.  When this happens, the first thing we do is either THIINK and RETHINK with our logical mind OR we call for help from friends, family, colleagues or whoever we think could give us the best advice and later on realize that it wasn’t the best idea after all.  We end up with more choices from different voices.  These are NOT wrong but I believe they should be NEXT step on the list. 


Why not SEEK HIM FIRST?  Why not try to dial 33:3 first? 


“CALL TO ME, and I WILL ANSWER YOU.   I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.”  Jeremiah 33:3 (MSG)


When you call BE CONFIDENT that He HEARS you because He is NEAR you. 


“The Lord remains NEAR to ALL who call out to Him, to EVERYONE who calls out to Him sincerely.”  Psalm 145:18 (ISV)


Your groan will reach His throne and God is more delightful to hear your voice just as you would desire to hear the voice of your child calling you.  But let’s not stop here!  When we call, WE WAIT for His answer.   A lot of times we make known to Him our requests and without waiting for an answer we’ve already gone ahead with what we think is the right choice.  It’s simply like calling someone using our phones, we wait for an answer from the other end.  Right?   With God, HE SURELY ANSWERS but His answer may not come like the way you expect it to come.  WHEN?  That’s another question but always keep in mind that HIS TIMING IS ALWAYS PERFECT.  HE has HIS WAYS of answering us that are beyond our expectations just as He said in His Word, “marvelous and wondrous things”!  


The best way to wait is to praise Him!  He inhabits the praises of His people and when He does, JOY fills our hearts … and the JOY OF THE LORD BECOMES OUR STRENGTH.


By Chee Pada


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