Jeremiah 33:3 - Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.
During this time in history, Jeremiah was God's Prophet and the children of Israel were in babylonian captivity due to sin and disobedience to God. They are now living the promised punishment that was prophesy to them year in and year out for their continual sin, idolatry and disobedience against the Lord their God.
Jeremiah had been preaching and warning God's people for years but instead of heeding what thus says the Lord, they instead rejected his message and imprisoned him.
In jail, behind prison walls is where God speaks to His Prophet Jeremiah and invites him to pray to His God.
Prayer is God's phone number. It is His line of communication . Prayer is how we reach and connect with God the Father, Prayer is our invitation to direct access to our God in heaven.
Jesus said to His disciples in Luke 18:1-it is necessary always to pray and not lose heart.
This verse of text is God's call to prayer and it consists of 3 parts.
(1) Invitation: Call unto me
God's call brings with it a promise if we obey. What is the promise?
(2) Promise: I will answer thee.
Oh what a promise of assurance God offers to those who seek Him in prayer on today for He says "I WILL answer thee"!
God not only promised to answer us but He made us another promise if we call upon Him in prayer.
(3) Promise: I will shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."
Ephesians 3:20, "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us."
People of God, through prayer, God promises to work in a mighty way on our behalf.
Like Jeremiah, God invites us to pray to Him for we as His people have His personal phone number called "prayer" so that we may be able to reach Him directly through Christ Jesus by faith anytime of the day or night.
What I have learned about seeking God through prayer is the fact that it MUST become a habit day in and day out and all throughout the day. Prayer does not have to be loud and boisterous, just a whisper is good.
Nothing in the world or in our lives is beyond repair with God.
Faith is our launching pad and "Prayer" is our guided missile which can be launched from any location and any physical posture.
The key to remember in keeping you from discouragement after praying is the fact that God does not answer on our time, but on His time table. As the saints of old would say, "He answers in His due season".
Do you need strength and wisdom? Ask God who gives freely to all who ask.
Are you carrying a heavy burden this morning that should be cast upon the Lord? CALL UPON HIM!
Does the test and trials of life seems to weigh you down and you don't know which way to turn? God is concerned and if you go to Him in prayer, He will work it out for you.
Do you need to draw closer to God on today? Whatever you stand in need of on today the invitation is for you to come and when you do, God promises to not only hear and answer, but He promises to show you great and mighty things you have never seen before in your life.
Today is the day and now is the time to get connected to God through "PRAYER"!
Remember, pray about everything, in all things and through all things!