Call upon the Lord

1 Chronicles-16 8

Verse of the Day for November 28, 2015 is found in 1 Chronicles 16:8 (AMP):

[Psalm of Thanksgiving] O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; Make His deeds known among the peoples.

Other scriptures also ask us to call upon the Lord:

Psalm 105:1

O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Romans 10:13 so clearly makes known the results occurring to those who petition the Lord:

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

In Jeremiah 33:2-3 (NIV) we find this invitation from God:

“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name:

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

I recall that this passage was inspiration this short poem:

We arise at dawn to keep watch on our future.

Open our eyes, flood our understanding with light,

As we are watching and waiting, safe and secure,

On the wall morning, noonday, evening and midnight.

That short poem also brought to mind this longer work:

Watchmen, Watchmen on the Wall

Watchmen, watchmen on the wall keep your eyes on the Eastern skies

Until the thickened darkness flees and the Daystar shall arise.

Consecrate yourselves and keep your ears near to the lips of God,

Waiting, anticipating, responding to the voice of God.

 

Our steps are ordered to walk in humility, as the wise,

To covenant with the Lord and serve Him, as we fix our eyes

On the prize and press toward the mark of the high calling of God,

Watchmen, watchmen on the wall.

 

We attend to the Word of the Lord and see how it applies

To our lives. It speaks and becomes the message we recognize.

We position our lives to occupy the atmosphere with God.

Know that we are far more than we are now says the Lord, your God,

Watchmen, watchmen on the wall.

Many believers who tend to worry about the future may often forget another promise given by God to Israel in Jeremiah 29:11-13, a related passage that applies to Christians today as well:

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Throughout the Scriptures we see that believers are encouraged to call upon the name of the Lord. As we close this entry, listen to these lively lyrics: “I Will Call upon the Lord.”

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