Why Don’t People See a Need for God?
As I was praying for family and friends this morning, the thought occurred to me “Why don’t people see a need for God?” So, I felt that God wanted me to pose that question to you also.
The answer to that question has many answers. We live in such a busy world that we don’t usually have time for God. There are so many things in this world that distract us, especially when it comes to our leisure time, or down time.
God’s desire for us is to seek Him. But the closest a lot of people come to that is by going to church once a week, or once in a while. A lot of people “acknowledge” God, but are not seeking Him, they don’t really know Him.
Earlier this week another interesting thought came to mind as I read Psalm 100:3. It says…
“Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”
And in Malachi 2:15 it says…
“Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring.”
I think we tend to look at God as creating Adam and Eve, but not so much us. But that is a big mistake on our part. It is because of God that we’re here. That should make you feel very special, very humble, and very grateful.
Are you seeking God? He longs to hear us call on Him. He even sent His only begotten Son to die for us.
We must seek God while there is still time, although I believe there is very little left for this present world. There is a new world waiting for those who choose to seek and follow God’s Son Jesus. For Jesus said…
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:6,7
Do we know Jesus in our spirit? We must, because He is the only way, the only truth, and the only life…life eternal.
“Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.” Isaiah 55:6,7
God really does love us. He knows that we have made mistakes in life, and done things that we probably shouldn’t have, but He still loves us and wants to prove it to us. But the only way to find that out for yourself is to seek Him now. It doesn’t take a lot to be saved and secure eternal life, but we must take that step. And that step is to find a quiet place and tell God that you believe in Him and what Jesus did on the cross for you.
God doesn’t expect us to walk out of that quiet place and throw our old life away just like that. He knows that its hard to change our life and lifestyle overnight. He just asks that you humbly come to Him and ask Him to be your God, your Savior, your Lord. He hopes that you’ll open up a Bible and learn about Him.
But, it’s up to you. No one can force you to believe in something you don’t fully understand. But God is all about faith. It’s about seeing what the Bible says and asking yourself “Do I really believe that Jesus died for me, paying the price for all my sins, and giving me eternal life just because I believe it?”
And one last thought.
The Bible says that one day Jesus will say to many people…
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!” Matthew 7:21-23
Many people that go to church today and call themselves Christians have a head knowledge of God, but not a spiritual connection with God. This is why God give us the Holy Spirit when we’re saved so that we can understand the thoughts of God better, and understand why He loves us so much. But, there are many today that are leaders in our churches that don’t know God. If they did they would lead by the Bible and nothing else. But that is another subject.
I know many people that think, or even say that they are saved, but when you see their actions and hear the words that come out of their mouths, it doesn’t line up with a person that is following God. You never hear them talk about God…at all. God wants us to rejoice in our Salvation and share the Good News with others.
God doesn’t expect us to be perfect by any means. But He does want us to seek Him.
Are you seeking God?