A Request from the White House

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
I Corinthians 1:9

God pleads with us to regularly spend time with Him. He wants us to talk to Him about our needs and seek His guidance. Yet even though we are offered this remarkable privilege, we are reluctant to make that commitment or to carve out any meaningful time with Him. We treat this offer casually and with unconcern. It doesn’t make sense.

But suppose you pull out your cell phone or get home from work and you have a voice mail from the assistant to your favorite president, who says, “The president would like to spend some one-on-one time with you this week. He wants to get to know you to see how he can help you.” Your first thought would be, This must be a joke. Who is messing with me? But what if you found out the call was real, and the president really did want to spend time with you? My guess is you’d be excited, honored and feel pretty special! Right?

Think about how quickly you’d jump to go spend time with the president you most admired. Yet any president of the United States is small in importance and power when compared to the King of the universe. Now think about the awesome privilege the God of the universe, Lord of lords, King of kings has given us to spend one-on-one time with Him! No greater privilege exists than this.

We have the blessed assurance through the shed blood the free gift of Salvation afforded us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, that one day soon when we pass on from this flesh and blood body that we’re going home to be with God in Glory. But let us not miss the opportunity and privilege to establish the one-on-one relationship with God right now through prayer and the study of the Holy Bible.

As sister Barbara Sanchez said in her sermon and devotion; “Don’t wait ‘til you’re dead to rise”. Rise up! Every day and spend time with the King of the universe…

Pastor Charles Mitchell

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