Monday, November 24, 2014
Last week I was asked if I believe in "the Man Upstairs". It was a sincere question I think, so it deserves a sincere answer.
OK, no one can know if there is a God or what He is like, unless the Lord God reveals Himself to us.
Uh oh. It sounds like He's unknowable.
Well, the scripture does give us hope when it says in Jeremiah 29:
'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,' declares the LORD.
And then the Lord gives us even more hope by making this statement in Isaiah 65:
I was sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me.
Which makes it sound like He's very active in the process of establishing a relationship between Himself and us. And He is. The Lord God is drawing all to Himself, through Jesus.
So how does the Lord God reveal Himself?
Through the written Word of God, which becomes alive in us. It becomes the living Word.
Through the honest testimony of other people that have experienced His presence, and this also produces life in us.
Then we see Him as He is - beautiful beyond description. This makes us hunger for more.
Oh taste and see that the LORD is good! (Exceedingly good!) Psalm 34:8
And He wants you!