Friday, August 10, 2012


This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1John 5:13 (NIV)
When my son was about five years old he liked to linger in the tub after his bath and play with toy boats. I stayed within hearing range. If the splashing noises grew quiet, I would call our, “Bruce, are you alright?” He would always answer, “OK Mom.”    
Once I did not “check” with him in a timely manner. Evidently that worried him because he called out, “Mom, are you OK?” After smothering a laugh, I answered, “Yes Bruce, I’m OK. How are you?” 
“Good,” he responded.
I wondered, did his reply of ‘good’ reflect that he was ‘OK?’ Or did it reflect his pleasure that my answer assured him of my presence?  
In my quiet times with the Lord, I usually do most of the talking. I do not know how the King of the universe can hear all of His children speaking to Him—many at the same time—but by faith I know He can.  What peace I enjoy, with the assurance of  scripture that He hears me.
What joy spills out to me when the still small voice of my Savior speaks to my heart. As Bruce was pleased to know that his protector and Mom was available to him, so it is “good” with me when I am communicating with my God, and He with me. As our friend and mentor He desires to hear and answer all we have to share.   
Father God, Thank You for the gift of access to Your attention as you listen to us share our hearts with You. How sweet to know that You also answer.  Amen

© Christy Struben 2012

1 comment:

Dawn said...

This is one of those devotional that any mother can relate. Nice job.