Fox News Calling . . .

The signature verse for this blog is  “‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know’”           (Jer. 33:3).

Jeremiah, the Old Testament prophet who received and recorded these words, was in jail when God spoke this to him.   His body may have been incarcerated, but his soul and spirit were not. Perhaps you find yourself in a similar situation. For whatever reason, you’re limited in your capacity to serve the Lord. But you can still pray can’t you?

And the great news is, God wants to hear from you. I have a few people that call from time to time that I’d rather not hear from. I’m sure there are some out there who would rather not hear from me. That’s never the case with God. He’s always available and ready to listen. 

My wife and I have just become empty nesters. Our daughters live three hours from us, far enough away that we don’t see them as much as we would like. So you can imagine how glad we are when they take the time to call and check in with us. My parents are in their mid 80’s and live two states away. They want me to call and I’m happy to do so. Multiply those examples 10,000 x 10,000 and you get an idea of how much God loves to hear from us, His children.

Jesus provided what I call the Gospel equivalent of Jeremiah 33:3 in His Sermon on the Mount, when He preached, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7, emphasis added). Speaking in a more general sense, He later said “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

A year or so ago I received a phone message that I was to call Fox News, and we’re talking national. The reporter wanted my take and a quote on a story unfolding in our area. My heart skipped a beat. I was euphoric. This was my big chance. Coming to my senses, I asked myself, “Do I get that excited when God leaves me a note to call Him?” They may not be written down on little pieces of paper but the Holy Spirit reminds me of them nonetheless.

Get excited about the fact that God wants to hear from you more than anybody you’d like to hear from in this world!  Then channel that enthusiasm into the effort and energy it takes to communicate better with Him.  Unsearchable Things await!

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