Based on Matthew 6:5-13
Itâ€™s amazing and aggravating that in an age when information moves at the speed of light, whatâ€™s dubiously called â€œcustomer serviceâ€ moves at the pace of a snail – and a confused snail at that. I was reminded of that this week when I had a cable television problem.
I called the cable company, navigated the automated menu and reached a representative, who transferred me to another representative in Florida, who transferred me back to Charleston…where my call was dropped. I called back, again navigated the menu and was put on hold…where my call was again dropped. I called a third time and finally reached a very helpful lady who told me what to do to correct the problem. The irony was that in the thirty minutes it took to get a solution, I figured out and fixed the problem myself!
One of the blessings of life for Godâ€™s children is that the attentiveness of God we serve bears no resemblance whatsoever to â€œcustomer service.â€ God is always available to hear our every prayer. No matter what we need or how burdened down we think we are, simple prayer can help us to pause, put our minds in order, find new perspective and face lifeâ€™s challenges knowing that because of Jesus, we never walk alone.
Take the time in the midst of lifeâ€™s frustration, fast pace and confusion to go to God in prayer – every day and more than once a day. Your call will never be â€œdropped,â€ and youâ€™ll find your spirits lifted, your hope restored and blessed assurance that the God we serve answers prayer in ways beyond our understanding. â€œCustomer serviceâ€ and other aggravations may come our way, but the song of our ancestors in the faith is still true in 2011 – â€œJesus is on the main line, just tell Him what you want.â€
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