By Nancy Virden (c)2022
In the Bible, God promises to be found by anyone sincerely willing to seek him. Some people are only interested in proving he does not exist. They will not find him.
There are a few, like Lee Strobel, whose minds change once faced with evidence. Strobel, a Chicago Tribune investigative reporter, set out to disprove the deity of Jesus Christ. In his book, The Case for Christ (made into a movie), he admits he ran out of arguments. That is when he began to seek God.
I seek God when my arguments fail to hold up, too. A persistent self-sufficient attitude eventually leads me to dead ends. There I pray, asking God for wisdom. He gladly offers it! My part of the bargain is to stop doubting and follow his plan. My goal is to always seek him first and not wait until I’ve made a mess!
God does not have an address or phone number, so how does one seek him? Firstly, start talking to him. Ask him to help you know him. Secondly, read what he has to say. If the Bible is the words of God (and I know it is), what better way to discover God? For newcomers to the Bible, I recommend beginning with the Book of Mark.
Thirdly, find a church that upholds the Bible as the inerrant word of God, and emphasizes salvation through Christ alone. Many churches and church leaders hold differing points of view, but on this point we must agree: That God sent his only birth-son Jesus, to die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and that Jesus rose to life three days after his burial, bringing us eternal life if we believe.
Jesus is returning soon. Then it will be too late. Seeking him while he may be found is wise. He is not hiding!
Father God, Thank you for caring about me and wanting me to seek you. I pray you will lead me down the path of truth. Please protect me from lies that will cause me to miss you. I believe- please help my unbelief! Amen
Today’s Helpful Word
Hebrews 11: 1,6
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for… 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.
If you are feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, in the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988, or for a list of international suicide hotlines, go here.
If you are suicidal with a plan, immediately call 911 in the U.S. or go to your nearest emergency room. In the EU call 112. (For other international emergency numbers, go here ). Hope and help are yours!
Always the Fight Ministries (ATFM) has been displaying compassion for those fighting mental illness, addiction, or abuse since 2012. Nancy is the founder and voice of ATFM and openly shares her emotional resurrection from despair. NOTE: Nancy is not a doctor or a mental health professional, and speaks only from personal experience and observations. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental or behavioral health care.
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