“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him” (Psalm 91:15).
BILL GATES was hooked up to the computer network we call the internet. Using it, subscribers can send electronic mail (email) to other users of the internet.
Originally, Gates had an internet address just like everyone. But he got into trouble when The New Yorker magazine published his email address. Then, anyone could send the computer genius a letter.
In no time he was swamped with five thousand messages—he simply couldn’t handle it. So he armed his computer with software that filtered his email, allowing important messages through and sending all the others to electronic oblivion.
We are limited; we can handle only so much and do only so much. God, on the other hand, never tires of s-mail (spirit mail). His ear is always open to our prayers. And he has an unlimited capacity to help.
You’ll never hear God say, “Due to an unusually high call volume I am unable to take your call at this time. Please call back or leave a message.” No, the Bible says,
- “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honour him.” “…the desire of the righteous will be granted” (Proverbs 10:24).
- “…the prayer of the upright is his delight’ (Proverbs 15:8).
- “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).
- “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7).
From UCB Word for Today—used by permission. Bible verses are from the NKJV.
Photo By Joi Ito from Inbamura, Japan – Steve Jobs and Bill Gates on Flickr, CC BY 2.0
If you would like to be more systematic in your personal times of prayer, you may be interested in our post entitled How Should I Pray?, which outlines in a memorable way a pattern for prayer which you may find helpful.