“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33 : 3)
This was the promise or word given by God to Jeremiah. When you say to Jeremiah, mean “exalt the Lord.”
Jeremiah, a prophet ordained by the Lord, was 21 years old when he began his ministry and served for nearly 40 years.
He was known as a prophet of lamentation and tears. He was a very soft-hearted prophet, but his words were very strong and heavy handed.
He was a person who abandoned himself, his family, and his own brethren, including the religious leaders rejecting him, had no one in his life.
Even though he was despised by all, he was a man after God’s own heart.
He proclaims the word to the Israelites in order to restore them to their former state; he used to shed tears night and day for the people of Israelites.
“Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying” (Jeremiah 33 : 3)
When he was imprisoned, the Lord’s word came to him.
there are three part in this verse. 1 . “Call unto me” 2 “and I will answer thee: 3 and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
We should be a group of people who call on the Lord in prayer, and whatever we ask in his name in prayer, he is our god to answer.
Prayer has two aspects.
1. prayer for our personal needs.
2. The important aspect is that expertise in prayer knows God’s will, and understanding accordingly the mind of god.
But most of the time, we pray for our personal needs, and no matter what, God answers our prayers.
We may pray at times, but we would not have received any answers; the reason for the lack of response is due to our own shortfalls. There are particular ways and meanings in which we must ask God.
How should we pray to God, and what kind of prayer should we pray for God to answer our prayers?
“This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.” (Psalms 34 : 6)
For our Lord to answer our prayers, we must be poor; this does not mean in the literal sense. When you say poor, it means “to despise and reject.”
We must bring ourselves to a state of humility before praying to the Lord; the more humble our prayer, the more comprehensive our prayer to God, and God will surely answer it.
Let God grant us the grace to humble our selves at all times
Source: A paraphrase of a sermon presented by a preacher.