Saturday, May 14, 2011

May 14, 2011

"And without faith 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

I am continually amazed when I think about how much God desires to be with us. He has come as far as He can come toward us when "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us". Now, He urges us to come to Him. He has provided the way for us to come to Him - "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father but by me." John 14:6.

There are some very wonderful things that can happen to us when we come to Him! Here is a small sampling of His promises:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."  Matthew 11:28

"And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."   Luke 11:9-10

"All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."  John 6:37

"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."  John 15:7

One of the most moving word pictures in all of the Scriptures is seen in Jesus' story of the Prodigal Son returning to his father all filthy and filled with shame. As he reaches the crest of the hill he sees his father running to him! They collide in a crushing embrace.

That is the God who bids us come to Him! When we draw near to Him we discover that He has drawn near to us! He will anxiously waiting for us to rush into His embrace!

People of faith come to God because He is the Object of their affections. People of faith flee to God because there is not love like His, no grace like His, no comfort like His, no life like His, and no promises like His!

If you don't come to God, where will you go? Where else is there to go? Who is there but Him?

Come to God! Abide in Him! You will discover He is the Rewarder of them that seek Him!