Lars & Megan Halvorsen are the senior pastors of C3 Darwin, and are checking in this week with a devotional for you! Read Lars’ devotional below:
Psalm 145:18 God’s there, listening for all who pray, for all who pray and mean it.
Our two daughters, aged 5 and 3 are at a stage where they are always competing for my attention. They will do the craziest things to gain my focus. Anything from pulling a funny face or inventing a new dance move, to creating an artistic masterpiece or even feigning an illness. Whatever it takes to get Daddy to look!
This scripture shows us we have a Father in heaven whose attention needs not be competed for. We do not need to perform a clever trick or call incessantly for him to “watch me!”, He is already leaning in and listening for the prayer of His child. Think about it: the King of the universe is seated on His throne, and yet right now He is inclined toward you anticipating your heartfelt prayer. Your prayer at any moment is eagerly awaited. May knowing this to be true inspire you to pray more often, more naturally and more like a child who has their father’s undivided attention.