Wednesday, January 22, 2014

God is great!

May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, "God is great!"

Psalm 70:4

God does not hide from those who need Him. He is near, and He is strong, and He is there to save the needy. This assurance is as real as the air we breathe. Crying out to Him is the first step to knowing that experience. God must be sought, but the search is rewarded. "He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him".

We may struggle in the effort of seeking. We are easily turned aside. We are tempted to trust in ourselves and our own efforts. We may get so distracted by amusements that we temporarily suspend thoughts of our need for God. But when the big questions of purpose and meaning come calling on our hearts; when we are lonely and afraid; when issues of life and death confront us; when our souls become uncomfortable... that is when seeking God must consume our thoughts and actions. And we can rejoice, because the search is rewarded. 

Often we need God to show us His salvation. And when He delivers us, we know His greatness. We know His greatness when we repent of sin and turn to Christ alone for eternal salvation. We know His greatness when we turn from self-centered pride to follow His leading. We know His greatness when we obey the truth of His Word and find life direction. We know His greatness when we quit trying to selfishly live alone and find God's comfort and strength together within the community of God's people in a local church. Our hearts should always shout: "God is great!"

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