“Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you” Jeremiah 29:12
Moments of greatness are experienced in prayer and from prayer. The great word given in our passage today follows a promise that God will give you a future and a hope. Knowing that God will do what is best for you, granting to you His future and hope for you, He provides for you the privilege to call upon Him. Yes, prayer becomes the channel and experience where you can cry unto God with your all, entering into His presence in Jesus’ name, and talk to Him. Just think, you who are limited enter into the presence of the unlimited, and the result is that He provides you an unlimited life. Why? Well, it is simple. If God is for you, who can be against you? (Romans 8:31)
The privilege of prayer is not only you talking to God but also God listening to you. Listening to your burdens, visions, and dreams. Listening to even your whining and complaining. You serve a God who is so incredible, He listens to you at all times. Today, practice calling upon the Lord. With great intensity and focus, call upon the Lord with your all. Share with Him your number one burden. Leave it there. Share with Him your number one need. Leave it there. Share with Him your number one vision. Leave it there. Let this day be the day when you take your burdens to the Lord and leave them there.
While your spouse, your friend, your mentor, or even your pastor may not always listen to you, God always does. Pour your heart out to God today. He will listen to you.
An Evening Prayer:
O precious Lord, Your Word instructs me to call upon You and You will listen to me. As I stand on that promise tonight, I share with You my dreams, visions, hopes, mistakes, concerns, burdens, and pains. I present them to You in Jesus’ name. I leave them with You. Do with them and do with me whatever pleases You the most. Amen.
Hunt, Johnny. One Year Devotional Prayer Book. Sect. “Ronnie Floyd, Prayer”: Thomas Nelson, 2009. 155. Print.