The more we hold on to the world, the more it slips away, it's too temporary, everything ends. Hold onto eternal Truth and live.
Can I Find God?
For the person of God, faith, in other words absolute trust, is of utmost importance. Trust is the cornerstone of a love relationship. If we seek Him as a person, who is love, we will find Him.
'And without faith (absolute trust) it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.' Hebrews 11:6
1. God loves each one of us more than what we can ever imagine Ephesians 3:18 ‘ … to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge’
2. God will force no one to come to Him, it is our choice. Love by definition is free.
3. Almost without exception we have to move first
4. When we seek Him with all our heart, we will find Him – that is His promise. A Message throughout the Bible – New and Old Testament.
5. If we reject Him He will reject us – that is also His promise
6. The time that He can be found will come to an end. And we will be forever seperated from Him.
7. We will find Him when we come to Him with a surrendered heart in prayer.
'if …. You seek the LORD you will find Him if you look for Him with all your heart and with all your soul'
'they sought God eagerly, and He was found by them. So the LORD gave them rest'
II Chronicles 15:15
'My soul finds rest in God alone'
'the LORD searches the heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever'
I Chronicles 28:9
'The LORD is with you if you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you'
II Chronicles15: 2
'I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me and find Me'
'Come, all you who are thirsty. Give ear and come to Me; hear Me, that your soul may live. Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near. Let him turn to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will freely pardon'
Isaiah 55: 1, 3, 6, 7
'You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart'
'Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened'
'God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us'
'In his pride the wicked does not seek Him, in all his thoughts there is no room for God. He says to himself, “Nothing will shake me; I’ll always be happy and never have trouble” “He will not call me to account”'
Psalm 10: 4, 6, 13
'If anyone does not listen to My words …. I Myself will call him to account'
'So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God'
'The LORD is good to …… the one who seeks Him. He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing love. Let us examine our ways and test them and let us return to the LORD'
Lamentations 3: 25, 32, 40
'For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him. There is no judgment against anyone who believes in Him. But anyone who does not believe in Him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son'
John 3:16-18 NLT
'Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord ...'
There is noting more satisfying in life than to know Him. Nothing more fulfilling than to experience His love and presence within the depths of our being. This overshadows everything else in life, everything one can ever imagine, as one grows closer to Him.