He Gives Attention

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With childlike faith, God expects us not only to live good lives, but also to cry out to Him in our times of need.

"For the eyes of the Lord are intently watching all who live good lives, and He gives attention when they cry to Him" (Psalm 34:15).

A mother and her little 4-year-old daughter were preparing to retire for the night. The child was afraid of the dark, and the mother, on this occasion alone with the child, also felt fearful.

After the light was turned out, the child glimpsed the moon outside the window.

"Mother," she asked, "is the moon God's light?"

"Yes," replied the mother.

"Will God put out His light and go to sleep?"

"No, my child," the mother replied, "God never goes to sleep."

"Well," said the child, with the simplicity of childlike faith, "as long as God is awake, there is no sense in both of us staying awake."

God expects you and me -- with that same kind of childlike faith -- not only to live good lives but also to cry out to Him in our times of need, knowing that He watches intently and gives attention to our every cry.

Again we have that helpful imagery of guiding eyes, the eyes of Him who rules and reigns over all -- who is concerned about each one of His children, and equally concerned about those who have not yet trusted in Him for He is not willing that any should perish.

Bible Reading: Psalm 34:16-22

TODAY'S ACTION POINT: I shall not be afraid to cry out to the Lord when circumstances warrant a call to the Almighty. In the meantime I will devote special time today to worship, praise and thank Him for His goodness to me.

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