IS GOD LOST?

Is God lost

Is God Lost?

This is a question one of my Facebook page fans asked me two days ago. And requested I write about it someday. I may not have all the answers or this post may not strike a chord, but I pray the Holy Spirit will give you the answer that best fits your present need.

However, this is what I have to say in answer to your question:

Why is God so hard to find? Why does God seem distant?

Sometimes God could be distant probably because He wants us to trust Him, His Words rather than our ‘feelings’. But instead of concluding that God is distant often because He is teaching us to trust or rely on Him more, I feel sometimes we need to run a check on ourselves, if we are not the ones chasing Him out of our lives.

Is God lost? The answer, I believe sometime lies in our freedom and God’s respect for it.

I remember once hearing a preacher say: “God is a gentleman, He doesn’t force Himself on you.”

He does not invade our space.

Andrew Wommack said in his message titled ‘The nature of God’ that; “God is sovereign, but He doesn’t ‘sovereignly’ control the earth, what happens in it or us as individuals. That is why He is not going to force every body on earth to come to Him.  He gave us the power to chose. When we decide not to obey Him, or serve Him, or that we don’t need Him, He doesn’t compel us to obey, but He silently and gradually withdraws and probably stay somewhere watching us till when we decide we need Him”

If we have chosen to push God out of our lives, and He will not violate that choice by pushing Himself back in. He has left abundant evidence of His existence in nature and dropped in telling clues of it from the supernatural realm.

But He remains behind the veil, knowing that if He forces his presence on us, we will have no choice but to believe, and the freedom He has given us will be compromised. We must repudiate our choice of self and express our desire for a restored relationship with God before He will move in.

Our choice of self over God also explains the continuing presence of evil in the world.

The disobedience of the first couple opened the gates to evil, and in the name of freedom, God had to let their choice stand.

But just as humankind chose to bring evil into a world of good, God now offers us the option to bring good back into a world of evil.

We can invite God back into our lives and restore the lost relationship, thus finding authentic love and meaning in spite of the ravages of a world infested with evil and death.

What answer will you give if you were asked this question?

 

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  • Hey! Friend how are you?
    How is the other writing stuff going?
    Hope to get your mail soonest friend.

    Regarding your question, Grace, there is a general coldness towards things pertaining to God. Like the Bible says Men will become lovers of themselves rather than God. In my personal opinion, I don’t think God is Hard to find, we just stop chasing Him.
    We have condescended to a generation that chooses to love the world instead of God thus finding God elusive.
    Sad isn’t it?

    Sweet Blessings friend and have an awesome Week

    • Very sad… that too was my response to him. We stop chasing God, we stop seeking Him, we make our choices and push God into a corner and ask Him to stay there, and most times He does, waiting for us.

      I’ll send you a mail with the first article tomorrow. I hope to roundup the 2nd by end of the week.
      Thank you dearest friendliness, Have a beautiful week ahead.

  • Grace, I think you answered your fan’s question correctly, so I am in agreement with you. GOD is sovereign, but HE allows us free will. We have to chose to follow HIM. I believe the reason HE gives us that choice is to test the sincerity of our hearts for HIM, but I also believe that there are things so vital to HIS purpose for our lives that HE will only reveal those things to us by us choosing to diligently seek HIM. HE loves intimacy with us. … It was great to visit and link-up with you today! Peace and many blessings to you, Love! 🙂

    • Very true Tai. He gives us choice to test the sincerity of our hearts. He doesn’t want or love forced devotion. He wants us, the whole of us, our decisions, unreserved, yielding and all.

      Its great to have you around. Thanks for Linking up.

  • Grace, what a great answer to your reader’s questions! Glad to find your blog! Blessings!

  • Grace, what a great answer to your reader’s questions! Glad to find your blog! Blessings!

  • Mary

    Great question! You answered it very well. My immediate thought is that if God seems lost it’s because we have chosen not to look for Him. He is everywhere and sometimes we make choices that turn our eyes away from Him and in this process, God seems lost. Have a blessed day.

    • Very thoughtful. Thank you Ma for coming around..

  • Mary

    Great question! You answered it very well. My immediate thought is that if God seems lost it’s because we have chosen not to look for Him. He is everywhere and sometimes we make choices that turn our eyes away from Him and in this process, God seems lost. Have a blessed day.

    • Very thoughtful. Thank you Ma for coming around..

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  • Raising Samuels

    Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope you will link up again this week 🙂

  • Raising Samuels

    Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope you will link up again this week 🙂

  • How true!
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club.

    Have a nice day!

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  • Hi, thanks for stopping by and the encouraging words. 🙂

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  • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

    This is a great article. Once, we develop our spiritual lives, we see that we are the ones that need the grace of God. God gives us free will, but he wants all to be saved and he wants us to come toward him.

  • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

    This is a great article. Once, we develop our spiritual lives, we see that we are the ones that need the grace of God. God gives us free will, but he wants all to be saved and he wants us to come toward him.

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