Friday, February 8, 2013

Beloved, why live like a Christian Deist viewing God like He is too far away and not involved in your life?

He is involved, close to you, and really cares more about you than that. 

Got a question for you? Is God actually knowable today.. I mean in a very real personal sense like in the same way that you and I could know each another?

Many say, Naww, ain't possible. He is way too big, far away and too great to be known by man in that sorta way.

In fact deism, theism, and Islam are three views of God that set Him far beyond man's  ability to know Him. Again, I mean in a real meaningful and personal sense.

Perhaps because of hard circumstances that you've been through, you as a believer have been living like a Christian deist who sees God as far away and not gunna get involved in your life and surely won't speak to you, even though you know you are supposed to go speak to Him every day. Please don't see Him like that, believer, even if you have been through some fiery painful or tragic trials of your faith.

So what does God in the Bible actually say? The Bible presents God to us and One who can indeed be known and One who actually desires to be known of us.

Gotta moment to check it out?

"You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:13 esv).

"Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant … I will put my law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. … for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest …" (Jer. 31:31, 33-34).

"For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings" (Hos. 6:6).

"And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true …" (1 Jn. 5:20).

God says that He is knowable, and you can stand on that all day, all year, and all you're your lifelong. When we see Him the way He really is, and relate to Him as He would like us to, then it won't be long before we experience that renewed joy inside and want to go share the Good News about Him with others.

Going and telling is basically the natural outgrowth of knowing, seeking and worshipping the Lord daily. Yes, witnessing of the Lord and gently leading people into this type of personal fellowship with God is the chief objective of the Christian's Gospel ministry. Christ said this in prayer to the Father, "You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as you have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent" (John 17:2-3). Let's pursue God in Christ and expect Him to make His Scriptures come alive to us. He can speak in different ways, but we need to be open to Him leading us in a most personal kinda way.

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