Psalm 99:6. Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on The Lord and he answered them.
What was it that these three men had in common? Moses had a visitation from a burning bush and Samuel was called to in the night as a child. However, this verse also clearly states that they called upon The Lord.
We too are to be those who are known for calling on The Lord. Romans 10:13 says that everyone who calls on the name of The Lord will be saved. The word “call” is a verb, an action word and it means to cry out to (someone) in order to summon them or attract their attention. So when we call to The Lord we attract him.
I have raised four children and I know that every caring parent recognizes the sound of their child's voice when they cry out. I remember nights when one of the children would cry out and I would run to see what the problem was and they would be fast asleep. However, if they cried out again it didn't stop me from checking again. Why? Because that sound demands a response!
Our Heavenly Father is the same. When we call to him he answers. He comes to us with the assurance of his presence, salvation and blessing. In fact, Romans 10:12 says he richly blesses all who call on him and verse 13 says we are saved! That word “saved” is SOZO in the Greek. Sozo means, “to save, deliver, protect, heal, preserve, do well, and be made whole”. When we call on The Lord, He will answer and meet us in our time of need.
Prayer: “Father I thank you that you hear me when I call to you. I need your intervention in my life and I ask that you would come and be with me and meet my every need. I thank you for your rich blessing in my life.”