For some time I have been wondering about the reality of God in my life. I have no doubt that God is a loving, peaceful and almighty God (excuse my inadequate vocabulary) that cares for His children in untold ways. I have seen hosts of Biblical promises, given to me over many years, come true. I have seen wonder upon wonder unfold before my very eyes.
And yet, I have to ask “how real is God in my life?”
“Very real” would be my first reaction. Really? Why then do I fret and worry, as if there is no God. Why do I tolerate a wrong attitude towards some people and issues? Why do I always first want to make a wrong choice before making the right choice? Why do I rush through life, attending to the necessary, the immediate, and the urgent, while leaving the important behind? Why do I so often forget God’s purpose for my life and become more concerned with my own purpose?
I have to be careful not to live an unconscious lie!
“Think it over,” says the Lord Almighty. “Consider how you have acted….you hope for much but get so little. And when you bring it home, I blow it away – it doesn’t last at all. Why? Because…you don’t care” (Haggai 1:7+9)
You don’t care!
Strong words. Haggai (2:14) said that people were living with selfish attitudes and evil hearts.
Millennia later, has anything changed?
How do I then make God real in my life? How do I care? I have to realign my priorities in accordance with God’s purpose and God’s will for my life. Simply, I have to do what God has told me to do.
“And what is that?” you might ask.
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.”
“Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”
“Teach me to do Your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.”