Updated on January 6, 2014
Psalm 5: You Have His Attention
“Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.” –verses 1-3
The toddler refrain runs loud and long. The small one never fears annoying the aparent, for when they want attention, by hell or hghwater, they will get that attention.
We are called to come as little children.
Yet we hesitate to call the father in the same way as an insisten child.
We bog ourselves down in ritual.
We cloak ur fear of vulnerability in a false sense of respect.
But a child shows more respect in their demands thawe often do with our capitulating, fearful, false humility–afraid of what would happenif God really did deliver on the prayers we are too fearful to voice.
But God wants us to march in. He wants us to demand His attention–
And He will give it every. Single. Time.
He rolls not His eyes at the persistent tugging from His child.
He hides not in the bathroom, clutching the cup of coffee like the day’s lifeline.
He hears every call. And He smiles…because His cld trusts Him enough to unabashedly demand audience with the King.
We need not wait for His summons.
And be not surprised
When you feel Him smile in return.
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