What if God asked you what he asked Job?

I read Job 38-40 as though God were speaking to me. I was silenced and overwhelmed by God’s greatness.

Here’s some of what God asked:
Where you there when I laid the foundations of the earth (Job 38:4)?
Have you ever commanded the morning to appear (Job 38:12)?
Do you know where the gates of death are located (Job 38:17)?
Are you as strong as G
od (Job 40:9)?

What is your response?

How Love Responds to Requests

Her sweet four year old voice woke me from a deep sleep, “Grandma, I have to go to the bathroom.” I got up, took her hand, and we walked to the bathroom together.

When we tell God what we need, He takes our hand and walks with us.

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him (Matthew 7:11).

Prayer Knows No Language

I noticed her working at the airport, so I thanked her for doing her job, and asked if she knew Jesus. She said, “My English is small.”

I responded, “Then I will pray for you.” I folded my hands, looked to heaven and asked Jesus to make himself known to her.

Her eyes were shining when I finished my short prayer. Prayer knows no language.

One Way to Respond to Unjust Treatment

Have you been treated unjustly? Pray. God sees, knows, and cares. He will respond.

This story gives God’s perspective: If you take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, return it to him by sunset, because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in? When he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate (Exodus 22:26-27 bold mine).”

Do you Believe?

They heard Jesus and were amazed by His wisdom and power. But they did not believe (from Mark 6:2-6).

Being amazed is never enough. Do you believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God? By believing in him you will have life by the power of his name (John 20:31).