Sunday, August 14, 2011

Does God Even Know You are There

After writing the last article in our journey toward God, it occured to me that I had assumed that it was obvious that God knew I was here.

Yet, right now, it is not obvious. Life is so confussing and difficult, right now, that I actually, in the midst of thinking I had it all together, found myself  typing in to my cell phone, like Bing or Google were the Magic 8-Ball's of old, "God, Please Help Me Now."

I kid you not.

That's how difficult today is.

So, I have spent a little time to finish the article we just posted, The Sword of Damocles, by looking up as many places in the bible where God lets YOU and ME know he is with us, he does know what we are doing, he does care, and he understands the difficulty we are going through. (Just in case you have a bad day too.)

If you want to see the entire verse in context, and I suggest to you that you really do want to, click on the verse, and you can read the whole thing.

Luke 15:11-32 - The Message (MSG) "His father said, 'Son, you don't understand. You're with me all the time, and everything that is mine is yours—but this is a wonderful time, and we had to celebrate. This brother of yours was dead, and he's alive! He was lost, and he's found!'"

Psalm 139 - The Message (MSG) "You know when I leave and when I get back; I'm never out of your sight."

Matthew 10:29 - The Message (MSG)  - "He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head!"

Psalm 139:13 - The Message (MSG): "You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body"

1 John 4:16 - The Message (MSG): "Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God's Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God."

Acts 17:28 - The Message (MSG):  "He doesn't play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. We live and move in him, can't get away from him!"

James 1:17 - The Message (MSG): "Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven."

Exodus 19:5 - The Message (MSG): "Out of all peoples you'll be my special treasure. The whole Earth is mine to choose from, but you're special"

Revelation 21:3-4 - The Message (MSG): "He'll wipe every tear from their eyes."

Genesis 1:27 - The Message (MSG): 'God spoke: "Let us make human beings in our image"'

Of the hundreds of verses I read trying to get to the heart of God in my life, these 10 said the most in the least amount of time.  I would like to direct you to another site if you would like more.  I stumbled up GodHelpMePlease.com when I was freaking out over the weirdness and danger of today, and it was the one out of the many sites that gave me a grip on God's love the fastest. 

Why? you might ask?  Because it is all about the Word of God.  Very little conclusions; very much scripture.

God is Good ... go out and meet him! Meet him in the Word, every day and at every stress point; meet him in the faces of the people you interact with, because we were created as social beings and we are the main method of spreading the Good News; Meet him in your own actions, as you spread his love around.

Go.

Go Now.

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