Do You Expect An Answer?

Scripture: Micah 3.  

OBSERVATION
(What is God saying here?)

Micah 3:4 (NLT)

4 Then you beg the LORD for help in times of trouble! Do you really expect him to answer? After all the evil you have done, he won’t even look at you!”

APPLICATION
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my circumstances today?)

If I was walking down the street and a stranger walked up to me and asked for something from me, my defenses would probably go on high alert wondering if there might be ulterior motives from this stranger. In another thought, if my nephew walked up to me and asked for something that I know would benefit him in school, I bet that he would barely get it from his mouth and I would be looking for ways to help him. The difference is ‘trust’ and a deep love because of the relationship developed, or as in the case of the first scenario, the lack of all this. When I read this chapter this morning I was reminded of similar situations with folk that approach our sovereign God today. All too often I believe that total strangers, or at least folk that abandon God until they need Him again, sit back and expect God to look out for their best interest because He is a kind and loving God. I become so afraid that God must look at some folk and ask the question of them “and, who are you again?” Micah, in his prophecy to Israel asked them, “Do you really expect Him to answer?” Friends, God is not a biblical Santa Claus that always looks out for you regardless of how you ignore Him the rest of the day or year. God is more interested in your heart than any other physical need you may feel like you need or want. Do you really know Him today? Have you developed a relationship with Him and work every day to maintain that relationship? Do your part friend, then you can sit back and wait for your answers from God. Don’t reject Him with your left hand, while holding out your right hand for His blessings and miracles.

PRAYER
(With God’s help, what am I going to do differently today because He said it?)

Lord Jesus, thank You for hearing my cry for salvation some 36 years ago. Please speak to me and remind me each day, as You did in these verses this morning, that it is through my living, daily relationship with You that I can expect Your miraculous touch on my life. Please help me to walk closer with You each day than the day before and to stay in constant communication with You. I am in such dire need of Your direction in my life and especially in my daily walk, so that I may not disappoint the world in the One that I represent. Take my hand precious Lord, and lead me…..

 

**Words underlined may be a hyperlink to a song that God laid on my heart while sharing this devotional this morning. Click it and be blessed by the song, like I was when I listened to it! …… I would be overjoyed to have the opportunity to pray with you about a need in your life that may, or may not have been highlighted by this Nugget today. Why not drop me a note and tell me about it? You may email me at:
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Author: Ed Algreen

One of God's kids expressing his understanding of God's Word and sharing how it is affecting his life! May those who read it be blessed, encouraged, and drawn closer to the Lord!

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