As our kids were growing up, we always told them, “Whenever you need something, whenever you are hurting, just call us. We will always be available for you! We don’t care where we are. We will come!” Now I hope they realized that were just earthly parents, so we do have our limitations — but where do you think Patrice and I learned what we told them? Of course, it was our Heavenly Father! Don’t you think our Heavenly Father cares much more? Don’t you think He will respond when we call?
Scripture tells us that He “will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight” (Psalm 72:12-14).
Take a look at the 34th Psalm: “Those of you who are poor, those of you who are needy, who seem helpless — the enemy has been attacking. Don’t you know your very blood is precious to me? All you have to do is cry out, and I will deliver you from the wiles of Satan!” David said, “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him . . .” (Psalm 34:6).
You don’t have to know a lot of the religious terms. The one thing you must know is that no matter what you have done, how wicked you may have been, if you are willing to repent and submit, you will always be precious in his eyes. Christ said, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in . . .” (Revelation 3:20).
Why do you think is he knocking? Well, you don’t have to guess, I will tell you: Because your life is precious, he won’t let you go. He won’t push Himself on you or force any of you to follow him. He won’t push you around, but time and time again he will come and speak to your heart: “Call on me now in your need.” You may have been in churches where people condemned you and put you down. All they were doing was judging you by what you look like on the outside and YHWH doesn’t do that. He sees your potential. He will give you joy and beauty in place of the dirt and filth and ashes. He will set you free!
With these Morning Messages, I take you on guided tours to, as Bunyan described, the Celestial City. At times we linger at corners familiar and unseen. And explore the depths of our faith along the way.
The trail is long, but there’s no hurry. Though we do need to stock up on supplies for the way, and that’s where I need your help. If you enjoy these messages, please consider becoming a contributing member of this tour group. It will be very much appreciated.