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Talking With God

Good morning to all you wonderful folks! May Jesus Christ, King of kings, Lord of lords, and creator of heaven and earth bless you this day.

In my sermon preparation this morning, I was reading (Matthew 11:25-27) “At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.”

In these verses we find Jesus praising His Father’s wisdom in revealing the Gospel to the simple folks like you and me. God impressed in my mind the words, “At that time Jesus answered,” in verse 25. The word “answered” in the original language means to respond.

Respond, who was Jesus responding to? When I looked at the context, I realized that no one had asked Jesus a question. Jesus was not in conversation with anyone. Yet it is written, "Jesus declared (responded), I thank you, Father."

Now when a person answers, he answers the person who has been speaking to him, right? Who, then, had been speaking to Jesus? His Father! Yet there is no record in this verse of the Father speaking to the Son. Now I believe that this should teach us that Jesus had constant fellowship with His Father, and that God spoke into His heart often and continually. It was the habit and life of Jesus to talk with His Father. Wow!

Oh my prayer this morning is this, that we may also enjoy silent fellowship with the Father and enjoy it so often that we answer Him. If God has spoken to us; let us speak to God, either to affirm that God is true and faithful to His promise, or to confess the sin of which the Spirit of God has convinced us of, or to acknowledge the mercy that God's providence has given, or to express agreement with the great truths that God the Holy Spirit has revealed to us. Intimate communion with the Father is a great privilege! If we desire to hear the whispers of God's love, then our ear must be purged and fit to listen to His voice.

My prayer for all of us Christians this morning is this. Oh God, may our hearts be in such a condition, so that when you speaks to us, we, like Jesus, may be prepared at once to answer You.

Can You Hear God this morning?

Loving You In Jesus Christ,

Pastor David McGee

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