THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A little boy needed $100.00 very badly and his mother told him to pray to God for it.
He prayed and prayed for two weeks, but nothing turned up.
Then he decided to write God a letter requesting the $100.00.
When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to God, they opened it and decided to send it to the President.
The President was so impressed, touched and amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy $5.00.
He thought $5.00 would be lot of money to the little boy.
The little boy was delighted with the $5.00 and sat down to write a thank you letter to God, which read as follows:
Dear God, Thank you very much for sending the money. I noticed that You had to send it through Washington; as usual, those morons deducted $95.00. Thanks anyway!
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
There are many times in our lives when God has messages for us if we will but listen.
During the time that Zedekiah had Jeremiah confined to prison, the Lord spoke to Jeremiah a "second time."
Some of the most valuable things God teaches us are during times of difficulty.
This "word" from God is a word of comfort and encouragement.
It is also a call to Jeremiah and all the believers to believe in God and CALL UPON Him in prayer.
Do you believe in God?
Do you believe He is the One Who formed the universe with His might Word?
Do you believe He formed it to "establish" it and to keep it?
Do you believe that God formed YOU?
Do you believe He formed you to keep you and help you in your life?
Then "CALL UPON" Him!
God has already shown "great and mighty things" to you and me.
He has created the universe.
He has created man and given him free will.
When man exercised his free will for sin, God offered salvation.
God started a chain of events including people throughout history that brought the climax of His salvation in Jesus Christ.
He used Noah to save from the flood.
He used Abraham to begin the line of Hebrews.
He used Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses to preserve those Hebrews.
God saw the nation turn to idols, and put them in slavery to turn their hearts back to Him.
Working miraculously through the sins of mankind, God provided the Lord Jesus Christ as "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." (Revelation 13:8)
God HAS DONE "great and mighty things."
And God WILL DO "great and mighty things" in our lives also!
But God's working of "great and mighty things" in our lives requires BELIEF in Him, and CALLING upon Him in that trust and belief.