The First Port of Call

‘These are the words of Him who is holy and true, who opens the key of David. What He opens no-one can shut and what He shuts no-one can open.’ Romans 3:7.

‘The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.’ Psalm 23:1

Since I’ve moved house I’ve had problem upon problem. In the first few days I had a broken boiler and a broken toilet. These days both of these are essential. I also suffered a burglary and a gas leak. Now I’ve just discovered I have a leak in the roof because of recent bad workmanship. I would love to tell you that on discovering the problems I immediately turned to prayer. Alas, I am a flawed human being. You would think that after decades of being a Christian, I would have learned. With a God who knows the end from the beginning, of course, He knows the answers to the problems. He knows where my keys and glasses are when I can’t find them.

But, God is not like a great Father Christmas. We can’t just tap into anything we want from Him. He is the amazing, awesome, finite God. There is a price to pay, a very large one. The price in my complete dedication and obedience for the rest of my life.