A Request From The White House

February 08, 2009

“God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” – 1 Corinthians 1:9

God pleads with us to regularly spend time with Him, talking about our issues and seeking His guidance. Yet, even though we are offered this remarkable privilege, we are reluctant to make that commitment or to carve out any meaningful time with Him. We treat this offer with complete nonchalance. Does that even make sense?

Think about it this way. Suppose there is a voicemail on your phone when you get home from work today. It’s a call from the White House operator, who says, “The President would like to spend some one-on-one time with you this week. Just about 30 minutes to get to know you a little better and to see what the President can do for you.” Your first thought would be, “This must be a joke. Who is messing with me?” But what if you found out the call was real, and the President really did want to spend time with you? My guess is you’d be excited and feel pretty special!

But did you know that any President of the United States is small in importance and power when compared to God? Think about how quickly you’d jump to go spend time with the President. Then think about the awesome privilege that the God of the universe continually gives us to spend one on one time with Him. No greater privilege indeed.