Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Who will find Him?





Scripture

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 OBSTINATE PEOPLE.”
(Romans 10:21 NASB)

 

Observation


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 off lost.

 

Application


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!

 

Prayer


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.

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