Use your Word, Not Tears!
“Take words with you, And return to the LORD. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity; Receive us graciously, For we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.” Hosea 14:2
It is a common thing to know that our Lord God is a loving and caring father, but you must know how to call him. If you don’t talk or call him, how can you be saved; how can you possess your possessions. Remember, Acts 2:21 says that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
The bible says call unto me, and I will answer thee; it does not say come with tears. What God is willing to hear is your cry (prayer) and not tears (complaining). Psalm 28:2 says, “Hear the voice of my supplications When I cry to You; when I lift my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.”
When king David went to fight the philistines, on his way back, he realized that Amalekites had invaded his camp, and they took their women and children as captives. They all lifted their voice and wept, but God did not respond to their tears until David encouraged himself to call on God in prayer. Guess what? They recovered all that was taken from them.
Likewise, a believer in Christ must use your word in prayer when the devil shows up like a roaring lion and try to confront you with many issues of life that are bigger than yourself. Don’t allow the devil to fascinate you a story that gives you a reason to complain when your business is not booming, instead go to God in prayer and ask for help. In Mathew 11:28, Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest.”
1. Thank you, Jesus, because when I call on you to help me, you answered.
2. Father, if blind Bartimaeus can call you with words and you answer him, let not my case be different when I call unto you (Mark 10:46-49)