Jeremiah 23:23, “Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away?”
The Lord our God is an active God, He is a jealous God and He is The God who loves you and wants a close relationship with you. Ok, so, how many times have you read that or heard that and you probably think, “yes, I know. That is so nice.” But you never really take it to heart, there’s something that stops you from really believing that God wants to walk with you and talk with you and have a close relationship with you. There’s always some excuse that satan will throw at you for why God doesn’t have time for your little issues or there are so many people in the world why would He take time for you? He loves you that’s why! You matter! Does that mean that everything in life will run smooth and you will never have any heartaches or storms in your life? No! But, who better to be walking through all of that with? We live in an imperfect world and satan is out to steal kill and destroy everyone He can and one of his tactics is to tell you that you don’t matter or that God isn’t interested or doesn’t have time for you. That’s a lie from Hell. David was known as a “man after God’s heart” and he even asked God why he mattered because he was the “least” in his family and his family was the “least” in their tribe. You matter ~ stop believing the lies!
I would like to encourage you today to grab on to the fact that you matter to God! He has a plan for you and your life! He wants to use you to further the cause of Christ. He loves you more than words can say and He wants a close relationship with you. He wants to be a part of everything you do. Ask Him today to show you. Ask Him what His dreams are for your life. Ask Him to reveal Himself in every detail of your life. Ask Him to help you rest in Him if you need rest and to stand for Him when you need to stand. Ask Him to help you and guide you into including Him in every single area of your life and to help you grasp the relationship He wants to have with you. He has a plan. He wants to show you. That may mean that you have to stop wanting to control it all or you may need to learn to take control of some things in your life ~ ask Him. We have been complacent in our relationships long enough and the world has gone mad. Ask God to show up mighty in your life so others will look on and know that it is God and that He is active and present in your life! Help the world to know that truly God is the one and only true God and He loves them and wants to be a part of their life! We don’t know how much time we have so let’s make sure we take advantage of every moment we have to live for Him!
Quote: “If what you believe doesn’t affect how you live, then it isn’t very important.” ~Dick Nogleberg