Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Does God notice when we stop and talk about Him with a friend? Or with someone who needs to know God as his Friend?

Is God too busy running the universe to pay attention to our casual conversations about Jesus?

Is it possible that He reads our minds when we lift our thoughts to Him in the midst of a busy day? Does He notice?

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem who lived in the late fourth century, wrote “…nothing is lost. Every prayer of yours, every psalm you sing is recorded. Every alms, every fast is recorded.”

Truly, every prayer we pray is everlasting. Prayers keep working forever. When you launch them out into the universe to the Throne of God in Jesus’ Name, as He taught us, God hears them instantly. If He delays the answer for our good and for His glory, they will still never diminish in power. God does not file them in some dusty heavenly cabinet and forget them.

Our prayers are preserved forever; they are recorded in some mysterious, spiritual way. God is far ahead of us in our puny modern technology; He is the Creator of media beyond any of our dreams. Prayer is the ultimate communication. God records everyone all over the world at the same time. No problem. We will be judged by our words and deeds since they will all be permanently documented. Nothing we consider insignificant that we say to one another or do for one another is overlooked by the Lord.

“Then those who feared/revered the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened/gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord, and who thought on/esteemed His name.

“’And they will be Mine’ says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels—My special possession, My peculiar treasure. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.”

Malachi 3:16, 17 Amplified Translation.

Imagine what God calls us when He hears us talking together about Him or even thinking about Him! He considers us His own, His jewel, His special possession, and His peculiar treasure! Aren’t we blessed? We shouldn’t have any problem with self-esteem!


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