Some of you will remember the days of party lines. The good thing was you could listen to conversations of others on the line. The bad thing was that you couldn’t get your call made if others were talking on the line. It was a pick up the receiver put down the receiver kind of waiting game. If you were lucky the other parties would get it that someone needed the phone and say their good byes. Waiting was the name of the game. My husband’s house was on a party line, so it made talking with him difficult at times. No other mode of conversation was known then.
Oh beloved, God wants you to know this morning that there is no wait time in conversations with Him. He hears your first call. In fact, He says in His Word that He answers before we even call to Him. While we’re still talking about our needs, He will go ahead and answer our prayers! God is not frustrated by party lines or others who want to talk to Him. He hears the sincere cry of the heart and He answers. It might look like He hasn’t answered you but a delay in your answer doesn’t mean a delay on His part. We can rest in the promises of God, beloved. Even though you and I cannot rest in another single thing on the face of this earth, we can rest in His promises. We can rest in Him.
In the meantime God says keep calling. Ask Him about everything. Contact Him before you make a move. He says that He is the only Source you can ultimately trust. People might help. Books might suggest. But God Himself supplies everything you need to know about everything. Jesus set things in motion when He went to the cross and the veil was torn in two. No more waiting to talk to Him for we are free to go into the inner court anytime, anywhere, about anything. The enemy knows this and He hates for God’s children to learn the truth. He wants you to believe that someday is your best day. But God wants you to know that because the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you, then you have immediate access by that same Spirit!!
God loves you and He’s for you! Thank Him this morning that instant access began long before internet or cell phones. It’s the best connection ever! Rejoice that you are empowered by God’s wireless contact and He never sleeps or slumbers. Rest in His promises and talk to Him always as you live in the Spirit for the rest of your life!
Isaiah 65:24 I will answer them before they even call to Me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!
Isaiah 41:17 “The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, And their tongue is parched with thirst; I, the LORD, will answer them Myself, As the God of Israel I will not forsake them.
I Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.
Matthew 7:8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.