Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. ~Jeremiah 33:3
Have you ever been put on hold on a phone call and a recorded message asks you to patiently wait? It will typically end with the line, “Please don’t hang up; your call is important to us.” While we might be somewhat skeptical about that, we do feel relieved when our call is taken. Unlike customer service departments of a large corporation, it is a blessing to know that “our call is important to God!” God makes an emphatic statement to us about the importance of coming to Him in prayer.
We see His Person.
“Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name.” God reminds us in no uncertain terms of Who He is. He is Creator God. He is the Maker and Former of all things. By Him, all things are established and without Him was not anything made that was made. The revelation of the firmament and the heavens testifies to the greatness and power of God. He is the Lord in His authority; the Lord Who is almighty; and the Lord Who is awesome. Let us acknowledge Him. Let us adore Him.
We see His precept.
“Call unto me.” This is more than an invitation. He gives us a command; a precept. It is an essential practice of the Christian life. It is how we exercise faith. God commands us to call out to Him because of our necessities. When God gave this precept to Jeremiah, he and the Jews were at an extreme low. When we realize where we are in life, we are a needy people. God commands us to call out to Him because He wants us to stretch the limit of our imagination and faith. Call out as someone in distress. Call out as someone who is desperate for help. Call out because you need His help right now!
We see His promise.
“I will answer thee.” God delights to hear our prayers, supplications, and intercessions. God delights in answering our prayers. He is a Rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. We have the confidence that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us and grants us the petition we asked of Him. We have the promise that “whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.” Jesus assures us that “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” He will and does answer prayer!
We see His performance.
“I will… shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” When we ask in faith, there is no limit to what God can do. The faith as a grain of mustard seed can move a mountain. God does exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. God is more than willing to do great and mighty things in your life. He desires that we prove that He is God. He desires that we pray for things that only He can do.
Can you fathom great and mighty things, which we know not of? Are you willing to stretch your soul limit and pleading with God for Red Seas to be open, for the mouths of lions to be shut, for governments to be subdued, for strength where there is weakness, for armies to be overthrown, and for hardened sinners to be saved? God said, “I will… shew thee.” Your call is important to Him. Be moved today to let God take your prayer life to a whole new level. Start praying for great and mighty things, which thou knowest not of!
Have a prayer-saturated God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Exodus 39-40