Tell me about the God you don’t believe in. What is he like?
Is he angry?
Is he capricious – constantly changing his mind and unreliable?
Does He watch you like a hawk, hoping to “catch” you doing something wrong so he can lower the boom?
A control freak who wants to ruin your fun and wreck your life?
An egotistical maniac?
Like your father?
Is this the god you don’t believe in?
I don’t blame you. I don’t believe in that god either.
Let me tell you about the God I do believe in.
Abounding in goodness
Abounding in truth
He keeps mercy for thousands
His plans for you are for good
and not for evil
To give you a future
He is a father to the fatherless
“Rest” for the restless
He loves each person with an everlasting love
He draws you to Himself with lovingkindness
He will not force you to do anything against your will
but left you free
to hate Him
He wants to be the anchor for your soul
He wants to call you “friend.”
He’s designing a home especially for you that is fabulous beyond your wildest dreams
with Him where there will be
He longs for you to get to know Him
then you will no longer believe all the lies about Him
and see Him as He really is.
Ask – and keep asking
Seek – and keep seeking
Knock – and keep knocking
He is waiting to hear from you.
“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 29:13
(Originally posted on Lessons by Heart – 5/10/13)