Words from the Heart for Monday January 9th, 2017
But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.
Psalm 4:3 (KJV)
The Lord Will Hear
As children we were so happy when we were chosen to be on someone’s team. If we had to wait awhile before hearing our name, we became very afraid that no one really wanted us. The Lord declares to us that He has marked those who are His very own. He will not pass us by. He gives His attention to those who are called by His name.
Hearing loss is the fastest growing, and one of the most prevalent, chronic conditions facing Canadians today. While hearing loss has many causes, age-related and noise-induced hearing loss are the two most common types. According to Statistics Canada, more than one million adults across the country reported having a hearing-related disability, a number more than 50% greater than the number of people reporting problems with their eyesight. Other studies indicate that the true number may reach three million or more Canadian adults, as those suffering from hearing problems often under-report their condition. Hearing loss is not just an age-related disability; it is affecting people at younger and younger ages. One report, from Worksafe BC, discovered that 25% of millennials entering the workforce have the early warning signs of hearing loss.
Non-listening husbands have been the brunt of many jokes over the years. Too many wives wonder if their husbands have heard a word they have said to them in years. Husbands, learn a learn a lesson from God. Psalm 4:3 tells us “But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.” This is a great promise and good lesson. God always hears the godly. If you belong to Jesus Christ by faith, you never need to wonder if God is listening to you – He surely is. In fact, He longs to hear from us. Prayer is one of the greatest gifts given to those who love Jesus Christ. We are invited to enter into the throne room of the universe whenever we desire. It was said that the only people who didn’t need to make an appointment with President Lincoln were his wife Mary and their son Todd. Todd could barge into the president’s office at any time, no matter what was going on. That is a wonderful picture of our relationship with our Heavenly Father. He is never too busy for us and there is no one more important to Him than we who are His children. What a privilege to know that the all- powerful God cares for us and welcomes us into His presence. Are you taking advantage of that privilege? God is listening. What do you need to share with Him right now?
These have been words from the heart.