Gods Personal Attention
The phrase did not originate with me. I heard it in the middle of a Vance Havner sermon. God*s attention is what we need more than anything else. We need it desperately. In a sense, it is the only thing we need. It is wonderful truth that He gives us His personal attention 24/7 for life and we who belong to Him will have it forever.
John 15:5: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
He is to us like sap is to a tree. Without sap trees are dead and useless. Without Him we are dead and useless. He is to our hearts like blood is to our bodies.
John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Giving us the power to become the children of God was the result of His personal attention to our great need.
Revelations 1:5: And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Washing us from our sins is the result of His personal attention to our need.
Psalms 23:2-3: He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name*s sake.
Making us to lie down in green pastures, leading us beside the still waters, restoring our souls and leading us in the paths of righteousness are the results of His personal attention to our needs. Are you aware of His personal attention to you? Are you enjoying it? Are you blessed by it? If we are going to be aware of His personal attention to us, we must pay attention to Him. We must study His word the Bible. We must meditate upon it.
1 John 4:19: We love him, because he first loved us.
We ought to pay attention to Him because He first paid attention to us. And His attention to us never stops.
Hebrews 13:5: Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
So how often and how long do we give Him our attention?