Saturday, June 21, 2008


How much do you think about God? Do you think of Him when you awaken in the morning? Does He come to mind as you move throughout your day? Does His Word ever come to your mind? Are you aware of His presence in your life? If you are NOT in a crisis mode, do you ever talk to Him? When was the last time you picked up a Bible and read it as if God had written it for your benefit?

I know without a doubt there are those today who are walking through their day who never THINK of God. He is that unimportant to them. However, if you asked them, they would tell you they believed in Him. They would tell you, most likely, that they are a Christian. But their life would be belie that fact.

What's missing is a relationship. Many people have "religion". They believe in God. They may have their name on a church roll and even occasionally attend. They call themselves a Christian. But there is no relationship. And the sad thing is they do not realize that anything is missing. They think that little dose of "religion" is all that there is.

If you are there today, let me tell you there is much MORE!!!!!!!! God offers us a relationship...up close and personal....with the God of the universe. The great I AM...the Creator of this world, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The One who will come to this earth again one day and will establish His kingdom anew longs for a relationship with you. Yes, it is mind-boggling...but it is nonetheless TRUE.

He longs for you to talk to Him. You do not need to use "thees" and "thous"...just talk to him as you would talk to your very best friend. Tell him what you are feeling, where you hurt, where you are afraid, what your needs are. He's listening. He is constantly waiting for you to come into His presence. He yearns to spend time with you. It's not that He needs for you to inform Him of all these things....He already knows them all. But He wants to know that you recognize His authority over your life and to acknowledge that He is in control of your life...NOT you!

He wants to walk with you and talk with you. He wants to guide you down the right path. He wants you to lean on Him and to trust Him just as you would your most trusted friend or loved one. He loves you SO much and He wants to bless you in ways you never imagined.

Oh friend! There is much you are missing if you are not in relationship with Him. He is so personal. He cares so much about every detail of your life! But to have a relationship with Him, you must KNOW Him. Open your Bible today and begin in the book of Psalms. Just read about His character. Who HE is. Underline or highlight each reference that tells you WHO He is....

The Lifter Up of your head
Strong high tower
One who saves

These are just a few. But they will get you started. Meditate on them. Recognize that He longs to be ALL of those things to you and more. Do you REALLY know Him today? You can. Jeremiah 29:13 says "You shall seek me and find me when you shall search for me with all your heart." IF you will seek, you WILL find!!!!!!!!!!!

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