Aug 13, 2007

The God Who wants to come to YOU

A lot has happened since my last post...I'm on bed rest and God's busy taking care of us, me and my babies in the womb.

Yesterday I lay me down to sleep reading from Mark 1:40-45

A Man With Leprosy

"40A man with leprosy[a] came to him and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean."
41Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" 42Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.
43Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: 44"See that you don't tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them." 45Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere

This passage made me think, why would Jesus not have the man tell everyone about what had happened. Aren't we told to go tell the world about Jesus our Lord. Well I realised there are times, we've got to be silent.
Notice when the man went and told all the people of what Jesus had done for him, Jesus could no longer enter the town.

I realised our loving Lord Jesus, loves to come over and meet with us, He loves to come to where we are. He is the One who wants to knock on our heart's door, He wants to come over and meet with us. He is the One who wants to come to us. All the while in the Word of God if you read you will find that God made the move towards man, to come to man.

Here's what I mean,
With Moses- God drew his attention and was watching Moses all the while Exodus 3:4 "When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, "Moses! Moses!" And Moses said, "Here I am."
God called Abraham, Samuel, Noah and everyone else when they weren't even doing anything special to get God's attention. God was just waiting to meet with them. He makes the first move ALL the time.

We didn't/cannot initiate love toward God 1 John 4:19"We love because He first loved us."

Theonly thing God is interested in is whether we are able to trust Him for His Word or not. Hebrews 11:6 says "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."

Does God expect us to look for Him, yes He does. But then if you read Hebrews 11:6 carefully you'll find, He doesnt wait to reward the one who can find Him but for those who are making the attempt to seek Him even.

What a wonderful Saviour, Loving Friend our Lord is, reaching out to us constantly, whether we're looking out for Him or not.

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