The news? God is watching you. Scripture declares, “the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous…” (1 Peter 3:12). But He’s not keeping an eye on you to scold you when you mess up. That’s really not His intent. He’s watching because He loves you. And He’s waiting for you to verbalize what’s on your heart and your mind.
“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer” (1 Peter 3:12).
He’s waiting for you to pray. He wants to hear from you. He wants you to articulate your joys and your concerns. He wants you to give voice to your thanksgiving and your cares.
I picture this verse like the prodigal son’s father, watching from a long way off for his son. God is keeping an eye on you because He loves you and wants to hear from you.
By the way, if you read that verse and don’t think you’re righteous enough, in one sense you’re right. In and of yourself you could never, ever be righteous. On the other hand, Jesus, through His atoning sacrifice, has made you righteous. Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection you are righteous, right now, right where you are. So, indeed, the Lord’s eyes are on you, and His ears are open to your prayers.
Why not pray right now?