Motives, about faith. Is it because you want something from God? Or is it because you want to be in His presence?
I wonder how insulting that is to God, by some of these teachings, that one seeks God for what they want, or need.
Yet, if we did seek Him, for who He is, how much greater our faith would be, in honor of Him. Because of who He is, because He is the creator of heaven and earth. Because nothing is impossible with Him.
But to only go to God, just when you need something, or want something, is like saying, God you are an ATM machine.
Oh folks, we need to see this is wrong, we need to seek God, for who He is, and love Him, like the children that we are, and like He is the King that He is, Almighty, and powerful.
BUT HE BEING FULL OF COMPASSION, FORGAVE THEIR INIQUITY, AND DESTROYED THEM NOT, YEA MANY A TIME TURN HE HIS ANGER AWAY, AND DID NOT STIR UP ALL HIS WRATH. FOR HE REMEMBERED THAT THEY WERE BUT FLESH A WIND THAT PASSETH AWAY AND COMETH NOT AGAIN. HOW OFT DID THEY PROVOKE HIM IN THE WILDERNESS, AND GRIEVE HIM IN THE DESERT. YEA THEY TURNED BACK AND TEMPTED GOD, AND LIMITED THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL. THEY REMEMBERED NOT HIS HAND, NOR THE DAY WHEN HE DELIVERED THEM FROM THE ENEMY. PSALM 78:-38-42
There is none like my God, and I would even go so far, to try and convict you in this, because the fear of God, is the beginning of wisdom. He holds our souls in our hands. Lets stop, and see, and not take our Lord for granted. Nor His sacrifice on the cross.
We cannot, frustrate the grace, God has given us, but we learn who He is, by His Holy word, His commandments, His truth. Even by the word, we read, and yes, I recommend the King James Bible, for this reason as well. Nothing, missing, nothing broken.
We want to be people, that are made complete in love, because of what Christ did on the cross for each one of us. And I hope if anything this stirs up your remembrance of His sacrifice, His love, His obedience. He did this, for us, because He loves us. So we have to see this. And seek Him, for who He is.
Not because of what we get from God.
Just my thoughts, Elena Ramirez
A Prayer of Hope….
Father, help us, help your people. Lord, there are so many mixed messages out there, even from other Christian brothers and sisters, and Lord, what do you see? Yes, we need your help. But we need you more then anything. Your truth, your ways, your characteristics, that change us. Lord please just do a new thing, and reveal yourself, and correct us, in Love. Have mercy, have your way, because of who you are. Because your Love, never fails. In Jesus name. Amen
As an update on my Book, “How to have Faith” is at the publishers right now. I will be making a formal announcement very soon. Till then, just go to the top of my blog here, and see, the information concerning it.