Do you ever doubt God? His interest in you personally? His very existence? Do you ever wonder if the bible really IS a book, written by people specifically inspired by an unseen being known as GOD?
One more question. Would it shock you to know that I sometimes question all of this too?
Faith is a very interesting state of being. If it were easy, it would never to be need be exercised. If it were never exercised it, like actual human muscles, would lose strength! So I am pleased and happy to have my faith tested, exercised and strengthened on a regular basis.
I worry a bit about those who are afraid of faith being tested. I am concerned over those who are afraid of God being questioned.
As if Gods feelings will be hurt and He’ll just curl up and cry because someone is uncertain of His powerful presence. I decided a long time ago that a God who would tell Moses to tell Pharoah, at that time the most powerful human in all the world, that His Name is simply and straightforwardly ‘I AM’ probably doesn’t have any ego problem I need to compensate for.
I am far less interested in writing a set of rah – rah go GOD blogs, and far more interested in getting people to think, question and come to strong, firm conclusions others cannot easily talk them out of.
I trust God that much. I trust that anyone who genuinely pursues knowledge of the Almighty will be confronted by it. I trust that anyone seeking wisdom with a humble heart will discover wisdom that causes their heart to soar beyond any boundary they’ve ever considered existed.
I trust Him to keep His word.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Matthew 7:8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Diligence is more than a quick glance or one fast perusal. Diligently seek Him honestly with your heart and soul and He promises you will find Him and receive reward as a result.
His promise. I trust Him to keep it.
I understand that the argument is that anyone can say that about any religion. But only the One True God will keep a Word that has been written down, can’t be changed, and the reward is BOTH now and later. Not just later, maybe, sometime in the future. And not just some otherworldly reward. REWARD NOW. Tangible. Obvious.
He is a very individual God, so the reward may be one thing for one person and something else for someone else. But it will be evident. Evidenced in changed hearts, changed lives and in many other ways unlimited by human ability to conceive or explain them.
It is my strong and ever strengthening faith in God as Creator, Master, Savior, Deliverer and all that 'I AM' encompasses that keeps me preaching His truth and sharing His message of Salvation through Christ in spite of running across a few apparent evidences to the contrary.
I don’t take them as isolated incidences and build unbelief based on them. I don’t offer “explanations” for them. I don’t pretend to know or understand everything in this vast universe.
Neither have I taken a few evidences of His existence and built belief based on those. I have weighed the evidence of all I have been exposed to. His Word, what I’ve experienced personally, what I have witnessed firsthand in the lives of other people and all the evidences presented.
There are a few things on the “negative” side. There are a great many things on the positive side. That tipped the scales for me.
Go ahead. LOOK for evidence of the Almighty God, weigh that evidence for yourself. I trust Him that you are in for a pleasant, Holy Spirit surprise. I trust Him, because I’ve seen what He can and will do for those who seek Him.
I have come to know that I can trust Him. Not that I will never have a difficult time in life. Not that there will never be consequence because of my own bad choices. Not that I will selfishly get everything I ever demand of Him.
Trust happens when you KNOW someone. Seek. You may be surprised by what you find.
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