Instant Messaging God

A devotion on Isaiah 65:24

It will happen that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
–Isaiah 65:24

Communication has come a long way. Literally.

In early history, news traveled on foot or by animal. It could take days, weeks, or months for news of new leadership, war breaking out, peace treaties being signed, sickness spreading, and requests for help to be successfully delivered.

Though the American Civil War ended in May of 1865, the Shenandoah continued to ravage Union ships for months, capturing or burning over 30 Union ships, simply because the news of peace took so long to reach them.

Thank goodness our messages to God don’t have to travel through outer space! They don’t even have to wait on hold for a sacrifice to be made. God always hears when we call.

The lines of reception to Heaven are always open.

When Jesus came and died for our sins, God ripped the veil in the temple. He opened the communication room for all to enter, anytime. God put Himself on Instant Messenger, so to speak. As long as we haven’t broken the phone lines with our own refusal to give up sin (Psalm 66 and Isaiah 5), God will hear our prayers. Talk to Him today.


Dear Lord, Thank You for hearing me when I cry out to You. Thank You for taking the time to listen and respond. I am so grateful for Your divine attention. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.


How well do I keep the lines of communication open between me and God? What do I talk about in our conversations?