What happens when we call on God?
Jeremiah 33:3 says:
“Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.“
We obtain things we previously could not reach.
He Doesn’t Always Change Circumstances.
Mountains don’t always move, but maybe that’s okay because it’s not the mountain that needs to be moved.
When Peter asked Jesus to tell him to walk on the water, Jesus said, “Come.” He did say, “Wait, let me calm the waves first.” He told Peter to walk on the water even though it wasn’t completely calm. Jesus didn’t change the conditions, He just told Peter to come to Him in those conditions. (Matt. 14:28-29)
When Elijah was in the wilderness, God didn’t change the circumstances that put him there. Instead He ministered to him and revealed Himself to Elijah there in the wilderness. Elijah was then restored in his heart and spirit and set out to do the next thing God called him to. (1 Kings 19:3-13)
Every time a child of God has called out to Him, they have been restored. Their land (a.k.a. the Garden of their Heart) blooms back to life.
We Find Him in the Consequences.
But what about the consequences of the seeds that were sown? God frees us but doesn’t always deliver us from the consequences of our actions. He doesn’t always take us out of the situation. But our hearts are changed. We see things differently–God’s way. He doesn’t always change the circumstances, but His message is the same: “Come to Me. See Me. Find Me. I will show you the things you have previously not known.”
Sometimes the things previously not seen is a way up or around the mountain. A path or a way to walk on the un-walkable. All are ways to get closer to God.
If we keep our eyes on God, how much closer, faster, could we get to Him?
Peter came as God said to when he asked. When he started sinking, he called out to Jesus and Jesus responded. He restored Peter, set him back on the water, and once again helped Peter do the impossible.
When we call on God, Life is restored in our heart and spirit. Men (and women) can walk on water. Communion with God is restored. It opens a way for God to reveal things to us. We reach a deeper level in our relationship with God.