My Life in Words
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Having been around all of my years, I have certainly met a lot of people. I have met a lot of people in the work place. I have met a handful of people in social settings. I have met plenty of people at church... You get the point. All of us have likely have a similar story in the sense that we have met lots of people. I am sure that for most of us, we also have similar stories in that we have all met some people who are Christians and others that are not Christians. For the non-Christians, they can fall into various categories. Some are atheists, some are agnostics, anti-theists, skeptics, and the list goes on... For some, maybe they are none of these. Maybe they have simply never been exposed to the Bible? Maybe no one has ever taken the time to simply share their faith with them? Maybe they haven’t ever been invited to Church? Any of these scenarios is unfortunate. However, I believe that everyone and I mean everyone has had some degree of “calling” in their life (whether they would like to admit it or not). Ecclesiastes 3:11 says “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.” In every human soul is a God-given awareness that there is “something more” than this passing world. With that awareness of eternity comes a hope that we can one day find a fulfillment that can’t be found in this world. God placed an eternal longing or sense of eternity in each and every human heart. This includes the atheists, skeptics and others of the world. Charles Darwin, possibly the biggest supporter of evolution in history once wrote “I may say that the impossibility of conceiving that this grand and wondrous universe, with our conscious selves, arose through chance, seems to me the chief argument for the existence of God; but whether this is an argument of real value, I have never been able to decide.” Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and former atheist that has come to Christianity once described in an essay about how he became a Christian. He said “I have found there is a wonderful harmony in the complementary truths of science and faith. The God of the Bible is also the God of the genome. God can be found in the cathedral or in the laboratory. By investigating God’s majestic and awesome creation, science can actually be a means of worship.” As I was saying... Even those who once thought themselves to not believe in God, still had that awareness and longing for eternity that God Himself put in their hearts.
So, what about you? Do you have a personal relationship with God? Have you been called? If so, how have you responded to God's calling? If you have not yet responded to His calling, how should you respond? Maybe you are thinking or have thought at some point in time, “God wouldn’t choose me... Why would God choose someone like me?” I get it. I think just about anyone could have had that thought at one time or another. But nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is, God loves all of us. Yes, God loves you wants you to be with him in eternity. 2 Peter 3:9 says “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 1 Timothy 2:3-4 says “This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” God loves all of us and wants all of us to be saved, including you. I know this for certain. So, again, if you have not yet responded, how will you and when will you?
If you have been called and you have already responded to the call, this is awesome news! However, if you have been called and not yet responded, there is no better time than right now. James 4:14 says “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. For you are just a vapor that appears for a little while, and then vanishes away.” We are not promised tomorrow. So, please don’t delay getting right with God and starting a real relationship with Him today.
If you are ready to do this, but maybe you just don’t know what the next step is, please reach out to me here. I would love to help you through this process. I would love to walk this walk with you and help you have a relationship with the God who created you and desires to have a relationship with you as well.