God answers some Questions…

“Questions”

People who are gifted in the art of relationships are often people who ask some of the best questions. Here’s where God is a pro.

Take a look at some of God’s most profound questions:

Where are you? (Genesis 3:8-9)

Right at the beginning of the Bible, God demonstrated this aspect of His character through His relationship with Adam and Eve—a trusting, transparent, daily relationship.

In Genesis 3, we read about Adam and Eve choosing to turn from God and live life apart from Him. When the relationship was broken, God came looking for Adam and Eve. He didn’t come to punish or shame them but to restore the relationship.

When you can sense God stirring in your life, you, too, are a person He’s seeking out, so that you might be able to know Him and live in a relationship with Him.

What do you want? (John 1:35-39)

In John 1, we see Jesus asking some curious men a question like God’s question. He asked them, “What do you want?” (John 1:38).

The men avoided the question and changed the subject, asking Jesus, “Where are you staying?” Rather than give them an actual address, He answered them, “Come … and see” (John 1:39). Rather than giving an answer, He gives an invitation.

Often, many us of are usually saying to God, “I want something from You,” while God is saying to us, “I want to be with you.”

Who do you say I am? (Matthew 16:13-15)

This is where Christianity begins. Your answer to that question is your start here, because it’s where you get clear about what you think of Jesus. Fortunately, what Jesus says about Himself is recorded in the Bible, including John 10:36, John 11:25, John 10:11, and John 8:58.

These are just some of Jesus’s statements—how He would answer the question about His identity. But Jesus doesn’t stop; He makes it even more personal.

Do you believe this? (John 11:25-26)

Jesus always makes things personal. He said to His disciples, “But what about you—who do you say I am?” and He said to Martha in John 11:25-26, “Do you believe this?”

Jesus asks these same questions to us, too, and answering these questions is a part of being in a relationship with God, of finding God and finding the truth. And finding the truth starts with Jesus Christ.

 

HELP???

Who needs help?

King David understood the importance of helping others. In this case, he wanted to help a member of the former king’s family if any were left alive.

How about you? Do you know of anyone who could use your long-term help? Maybe an elderly person could use your help with chores around the house or yard work. You may know of a teacher who could use your help in the classroom. Look around. You will find them.

Some things to ponderナ?

1. Do you shy away from helping people who are handicapped, chronically ill or elderly? Why?

2. Will you commit to begin helping someone whom you know so their load will be lightened?

He knows the plans for you…

You were created for a great purpose that God specifically designed for you to fulfill. God not only chose you but he loves you! A lot of people don’t really understand God’s love for them and this oftentimes is evident in one’s life decisions, interactions and thoughts. All throughout scripture God’s words clearly identify His abundant love for every one of his children. God’s love is exercised for each and every one of us when He: forgives, covers, protects, provides, heals, restores, reveals, rewards, establishes and demonstrates his continued grace, mercy and power in our lives.

When you feel as though you are not loved, quickly demolish those lies with the truth of God’s word and declare out loud “God loves ME so much that he sent Jesus Christ to die for MY sins, I believe in Jesus and I will not perish but have eternal life.”

When you feel as though your sins are too great and you are unworthy of God’s love, declare out loud “I forsake my old ways and unrighteous thoughts. I turn to you, LORD, thank you for your mercy, love and for forgiving me generously.”

When you feel as if you are not valuable and unlovable, declare “God loves me and knows the plans he has for me, plans for welfare and not evil, to give me a future and a hope.”

Today choose to follow Jesus Christ as you journey through life. Be mindful of God’s love for you. You no longer need to seek love from the evil influences of this world. It’s all a mirage to block you and hinder your mind into believing that you are not lovable, worthy or valuable, but remember GOD LOVES YOU! God’s love is so powerful that his loving power can fill any void in your life. God loves you better than the world. Turn from the world’s way and receive God’s true, pure love.

God will forever come through in His Love for you!

Prayer: God, I receive your pure, true, unconditional love for me. I praise your wonderful name and thank you for your goodness, grace and mercy! Your love sustains me and I seek to be a reflection of your love in the lives of others. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.