What Gets GOD’s Attention

1. Prayers & Giving to Poor

  • Cornelius stared at him in fear and asked, “What is it, Lord?” The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have ascended as a memorial offering before God. Acts 10:4 BSB

2. Fasting

  • You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high1. Isaiah 58:4 NIV 
  • So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He listened to our pleading. Ezra 8:23 NASB

3. All within your power

  •  And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” Luke 19:3-5 NKJV



  1. This suggests that fasting correctly can get GOD’s attention.