Nehemiah 2:4 – Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.
A preacher once said that ignoring someone was the most unloving thing you can do. We can laugh and we can cry with someone. We can rage and we can chasten. We can even actively look past their behavior, but we should never just simply ignore them. Ignoring something is like saying it or he is below me. They are not worth my time. On the contrary, God’s children should be looking for Him and looking out for one another.
One of my favorite Scriptures is Proverbs 3:6, “In all thy ways acknowledge him [God], and he shall direct thy paths.” This verse assures us of guidance in all circumstances, but if we consider it more closely, we must admit that the inverse is also truth. When we fail to acknowledge Him, we are lost. Hence, even though God’s people are saved by Grace, we are called upon to believe in Jesus the Savior to receive the blessings of that grace. Acknowledgement matters.
We may think that God is too busy or not interested to desire our communion, but the Bible proves differently. Our God is not only and awesome God, He is a supremely sympathetic Being Who loves more deeply and more completely than the most devoted parent and the most ardent lover. He sought us when we were most filthy and dispicably buried in our sins. How could we ever ignore Him?
Start your day like Nehemiah in prayer. Who knows. Maybe a king will ask you to make a request?! God knows all the answers. Ask for some advise.