Some say they are looking for God in their own way, but there is a problem with that. The problem is they will never find Him. You see, man must not look for God in his way. People must look for God in God’s way (Acts 17:22-32; John 14:6-12; Jeremiah 10:23; Proverbs 14:12).
Man isn’t qualified to consider a relationship with God because of sin (Romans 3:10-12; Isaiah 59:1-3). But by the grace of God, a plan has been created and if man will accept God’s terms, he can be with God (Ephesians 2:1-22; James 4:6-10). If you want to find God, give up your way and be open to what God has to say. I ask you to read the story of the man who allowed Philip (a teacher) to instruct him in the way of Christ (Acts 8:26-39). Also a jailer who listen to Paul teach him how he could come to know God (Acts 16:29-34). Finding God begins with being taught the word (Romans 10:1-17, 6:17-18). So if you are open to being taught, you can find God (John 8:31-32, 6:45; Acts 17:10-12).
Many people are hurting from the problems of life, and they are going in the wrong direction to solve them. God doesn’t protect man from all the struggles of life, but He is a great help with its burdens (Psalm 34:1-22). Now a person may say, “I tried God and it didn’t work.”
Sounds like you went about it wrong because it does work (Matthew 6:33). Perhaps you thought God was going to move on your time and do things your way. And when that didn’t happen, you threw up your hands and stomped away (2 Kings 5:10-12). God is able to help man. But man must be willing to help himself (Matt 7:7-8).
It all starts with coming to God with a sincere heart and being willing to accept His word (James 1:20-22). Too many people don’t do this! They go to church for a few Sundays. say a few prayers and set a time limit for God to work in their lives. Plus they never repent or conform their behavior to what God wants.
Well, God isn’t a slot machine, and He will never response to man on man’s terms. Man must drop his personal thoughts, open the Bible and do things God’s way. You ready to start?
If you believe that God exists, don’t you think that He would want to communicate with you? If man is the handiwork of God, it seems reasonable to believe that God would provide information so that man can know Him. I say this because of the Bible which is available to man. Nothing tops the teachings of the scripture.
One guy said that man doesn’t need the Bible. He believed if man would love others, life would be great. That is indeed true. But what this fellow failed to grasp is he confirmed the Bible teachings. The value of loving others is taught by the Bible.
The man didn’t produce something better, but he confirmed the values that the Bible has already taught (Matthew 4:4; John 15:12-13:17; Luke 6:31-36; 1 John 4:7-21; Matt. 25:34-40). The Bible is here among us, and it is waiting to be read. In the Old Testament one can learn how God was among the Jews. That part of the bible is history; but the new testament is that for which Jesus died and it will be our standard on Judgement Day. John 12:48.
In the years gone by, we saw the Michael Jackson trial and also observed the problems with Penn State. Valuable lessons are to be learned from each case and they are:
Remember these things.