Two Keys to Catch God’s Attention
By Kim D’souza
One day long ago, GOD’s Word came to Jonah, Amittai’s son: “Up on your feet and on your way to the big city of Nineveh! Preach to them. They’re in a bad way and I can’t ignore it any longer.” (Jonah 1:1, MSG)
That’s how the book of Jonah begins!
In other words, God was saying: I have been showing my mercy to the wicked people in Nineveh for long. But they have been at it so consistently that I can’t afford to ignore them any longer and I need to take an action.
Here are the 2 keys to catch God’s attention:
1. Do what God loves.
2. Do it consistently.
Think of Cornelius, a Roman Centurion, who is mentioned in the book of Acts chapter 10. As a gentile, he didn’t have a full revelation of God, but he did two things that God loved:
1. He prayed earnestly and he gave generously
2. And he kept doing that continually (Acts 10:2)
Well, this caught the attention of God so much so that He dispatched an angel to Cornelius – giving details of his next step in life (You make known to me the path of life, Psalm 16:8).
Not only that, God literally ‘dragged’ Peter (who had a problem mingling with Gentiles) to Cornelius’ house. God told Peter, three men are searching for you and go down and accompany them without hesitation, for I have sent them. And, on that day Cornelius and his household gets saved and Cornelius becomes the first ever Gentile to come to faith.
Look at King David in the Old Testament. He followed God wholeheartedly. He did fall and make mistakes, but he kept pursuing the heart of God. One day He spoke to Nathan the prophet saying, “How can I enjoy my palace when the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under a tent (1 Chronicles 17:4)?”
This was not just a passing thought but King David was persistent in this direction. He remarks in Psalm 132: 3-5, “I will not enter my house or go to my bed, I will allow no sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.“
This caught the attention of God so much that He visited David and promised great blessings for him and his generations to come.
In this season, may I encourage you to seek God and seek Him consistently! May all that you consistently do catch his attention and release His favour upon your life never before, in Jesus name!
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