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Hosea 4 to 6

You might find it frustrating when you can't get hold of someone. We have a whole range of technologies we now use to help put our minds at rest when we can't get through – from the simple answer-phone, to voicemail. Even when an electronically synthesized voice assures us that our message is considered important it is not the same as contacting the person we wanted.
There is only one God.

1 Kings 18:26 So they prepared one of the young bulls and placed it on the altar; and they called to Baal all morning, shouting, "O Baal, hear us!" But there was no reply of any kind. Then they began to dance around the altar. 27 About noontime, Elijah began mocking them.
"You'll have to shout louder than that," he scoffed, "to catch the attention of your god! Perhaps he is talking to someone, or is out sitting on the toilet, or maybe he is away on a trip, or is asleep and needs to be wakened!" TLB

God doesn't need a messaging service.

• He is able to take an infinite number of calls at once and give each person His undivided attention.
• He never needs a toilet break (or in polite terms ' He is never away from His desk').
• He doesn't take holidays – every day with God is a Holy Day, He doesn't need time off.
• He never falls asleep.

This adds up to instant availability. When we want to be in His presence, He is available. We don't have to wait until we are desperate or even when He has a slot in His calendar. God does not operate within the constraints of time or dimension – these are things that constrain our bodies.

John 4:24 God is spirit , and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." NIV

God is spirit – spirit is not confined by walls, dictated to by a clock or restricted by the laws of physics. My body is not always available. I am mystified that people know how to ring when I am on the toilet! At one point I thought my mobile had a moisture sensor because it always rang when I was stood at a urinal!
Thank God that right now when we need Him and also when we just realise we should be spending time with Him – He is available.
His promises will not fail because of lack of His presence. We will not enter any conflict or trial without finding that He is with us. When we call on His name we will be delivered!

Acts 2:21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' NIV

Maybe this isn't a good moment for you, but now is always a good time for God. Let's stop messing around and walk straight into His presence today. Not only will we find Him there but the response we get will blow our minds!

Est 5:2 When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the sceptre. 3 Then the king asked, "What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given you. NIV