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Surprisingly the answer to the question did you find God or did God find you, is neither! The phrase ‘I found God’ on becoming a believer is so misleading but we continue to use it until we genuinely believe that we did indeed find God. If we find something, it usually implies that we had lost it or that it had been hidden for years. How contrary to the truth this is in relationship to God. How can we say that we had lost God? God has never been lost or even hidden. He has always been here and has always made Himself very visible. The problem is that we have accepted the lies put forward by so called intelligent men who have not known Him, but who say that He cannot be found and therefore cannot be known. The man who does not know God is described as being unspiritual. He is blind so he cannot see. But because he cannot see something doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist and can’t be seen. How arrogant of man to say that the Almighty God who created the earth, the sky, sun, moon, stars and everything else, needed to be found! He didn’t even ‘find’ us. Each one of us is wonderfully and fearfully made by Him so He knows us very intimately. Jesus said very clearly that no one can come to Him unless the Father first calls him and that no one can come to the Father except through Him, Jesus. The Father, having made each one of us, loves us passionately and is calling each one of us to come. He has laid down a specific route to enable us to do so. In today’s terminology, we have been given a road map! Those who say they ‘found’ God are actually saying that they woke up to the truth of who God is and what He has done on their behalf and on the behalf of all mankind. And then they followed the road map. But another difficulty in saying ‘I have found God’ is that we believe then that that is the end of the matter, that we have done all there is to be done. The thought of pursuing after God to get to know Him deeply and intimately never crosses our minds. We are encouraged to go to church, read our Bible, say some prayers, do some good works and that’s all. How tragic. We are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds and so we are; but generally we are not transformed to Christ but to the church. AW Tozer’s comment is as tragically relevant today as it was in his time, namely, ‘it is a solemn thing, and no small scandal in the Kingdom, to see God’s children starving while actually seated at the Father’s table.’ The Father’s ultimate objective is that we do not rest in what He has done for us but that we should find our final and highest satisfaction in nothing and no one else but Himself. He is our shield and very great reward as He said to Abraham. It is a mark of spiritual maturity when God Himself and God alone, becomes both the source of our deepest joy and the object of our highest devotion. Let us push on to that level of joy, devotion and intimacy. About the Author: Copyright 2010 Penny Shellswell Jointly leads training courses in Intercession starting with Intimacy with the Father. Holy Spirit is stirring believers across the UK to intercession. True intercession is touching God’s heart for His strategy, with our prayer and travail until God’s assurance is received. The goal? Winning the lost and dying of the UK through the setting up of 800 Intercession groups. .www.OutOfAfrica-uk.org Article Published On: ..articlesnatch.. – UnCategorized 相关的主题文章: