You know the feeling of desperately needing to talk to someone, either for your benefit or their own, and they don’t answer. You call, text and email multiple times, but all of your attempts go unanswered. Now, that person probably isn’t ignoring your messages on purpose, but is likely preoccupied with something else where their phone is off or not with them.
As sovereign beings, we have the gift of free will, in which God will never force us to do anything. However, God never stops speaking to our hearts and spirits. Even when we are so engrossed in other things and people, He is always calling!
Talk about a patient and loyal God! He’s like the parent of a rebellious teenager, who refuses to give up on their child, despite being told, “they are a hopeless cause.” God, like that parent will live on standby, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, waiting on their child (you and me) to return home. Fortunately for us, we have now until Jesus returns, to take advantage of God’s open invitation to fellowship with Him. Unfortunately for us, is the fact that we don’t know when Jesus is coming back. We could have years and months or days and minutes…
Most of us, don’t say to God, “Leave me alone, I don’t want to talk to You!”, we just imply that through our actions. Even still, God is so great and outstanding that He gives us a fresh start and clean slate everyday! He doesn’t hold unanswered advances from yesterday over our heads, He just continues chasing us until one day, we get quiet and listen to what He has to say.
Is your spiritual phone ringing?