My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Who will find Him?
And Isaiah is very bold and says, “I WAS FOUND BY THOSE WHO DID NOT SEEK ME, I BECAME MANIFEST TO THOSE WHO DID NOT ASK FOR ME.”
(Romans 10:20 NASB)
But as for Israel He says, “ALL THE DAY LONG I HAVE STRETCHED OUT MY HANDS TO A DISOBEDIENT AND OBSTINATEPEOPLE.”
(Romans 10:21 NASB)
There have always been those who have felt that they were
privileged, or that they were God's special people and God has reached
out to them. Sadly, as God has stretched out his hands to his people,
so often they have not responded. Then, there have been those who have
not had the privileges and yet, they seek God out and respond to him.
They are able to find him, when those who should know him seem to wander
We may be surprised in the last day when we discover who really has
found God. So often those of us who are a part of the established
church take for granted that we are God's people. I am wondering
whether God looks at us and says that he's been stretching out his hands
to us all day long and we are being obstinate! Have we possibly traded
a cultural Christianity for what it really means to be formed in the
image of God? I recently read an article where it mentioned that the
Church is busy answering questions that people aren't asking! Why is
that? Are we too hung up on being God's "special people," that we are
unable to truly respond to God and what he desires for us? At the same time does that make us insensitive to the real questions of the world?
Those with the real questions are crying out to God. There are those who are genuinely broken and in their most
painful moments they cry out to God for help and he responds! God reveals
himself to those who genuinely seek him with all their hearts. These days we are hearing testimonies of Muslims who have cried out to the Lord, and Christ has come to them and revealed himself to them personally. We must
be careful that by becoming a part of the church culture we do not develop
insensitive hearts. Our lives must be ones in which we seek God on a
daily basis, asking for his leading and guidance. Pray that our hearts
do not become stubborn and obstinate, or we may be shocked by who it is that really finds him!
Lord, thank you for constantly reaching out to us in your love.
Please, help me to retain a sensitive heart as I seek you and your
guidance in my life. Amen.