Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Why won't God show up?

Ever wondered why God moves sometimes, while other times He seems to remain silent?

Why He seems to be 'at work' in some people's lives...but not in others?

There could be many reasons for this, but I want you to consider this one:

Maybe God doesn't "show Himself" because...we don't need Him to!Our 'faith' doesn't require us to depend on Him, on a day-to-day basis, at all!

He says in His word that "The righteous will live by FAITH" (Romans 1:17)

Maybe we've created a life of faith that is so safe, so secure, so predictable that we don't NEED God to 'DO' anything!

Don't get me wrong--I'm not saying that God isn't there--just that He's not called upon in any real way, so He doesn't act.

It's not because His power is limited...not because He doesn't care...just because we have made our faith so 'sterile' and bland that He moves somewhere else.

One of my favorite verses is 2 Chronicles 16:9: "The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth, seeking to strongly support those who's hearts are fully committed to Him".

To be sure, God is STILL searching...

He is STILL interested in "strongly supporting us", but we have to ask ourselves:

Are our hearts--is YOUR heart "fully committed to Him"?

I still believe God has big things to do. I still believe He wants to 'show up'. I believe He wants to encourage those who step out in faith to serve Him, willing to move into whatever adventure He calls us to.

The question is, 'Will we have the courage to step out'?

Will we act on faith?

Are we...are YOU...willing to step into the adventure He's been calling you to, knowing that 'If He doesn't catch me, I crash'?

Are you willing to NEED God?

If so, have faith! Be of good courage! He WILL strongly support you!

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