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God, Is This Thing On?

Microphones.

I spend most of my time speaking into one, and I have seen this thousands of times. 

When someone who doesn’t usually use a microphone needs to make a speech or an announcement and they’re not sure they’re being heard, they take the mic and point it in all directions. They tap on it, blow into it, and say, "Helllooooo! Is this thing on??? Can you hear me???"

We can do that with God, too. We can convince ourselves that we aren’t being heard by him. We wonder if our prayers are just bouncing off the sky somewhere. 

God has excellent hearing and He is working. You don’t have to talk louder. You don’t have to carry the weight of the microphone. He can even hear the prayer of your heart. 

He works in you and through you for His good purposes. 

He is working. 

That alone should give our hearts some peace and anticipation of good things to come. 

“...being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 1:6

“...for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose." - Philippians 2:13

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