I don’t know about you, but when I hear God speaking I get excited! Lately He has been telling me that people have lost thier excitement and passion for God; that they have wandered away from thier first love- Jesus Christ. A lot of things cause us to wander and I think the main thing is that we lose our focus. When we listen to the world, or we become hindered by sin we tend to wander off in the wrong direction like stray sheep. Sometimes it takes the strong and tender hands of a loving shepherd who is willing to pick us up, embrace us in love, and put us on the right path again. This is what God has spent all of time doing.
Yes! God Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, the One who measured the skies and stretched out the heavens in a starry host, the One who calls each of us by name, who knows every hair on our head and every thought in our mind…the ONE who sits on the throne high above the earth and who is always reaching out to lend us a hand…He IS the ONE we are to get excited about! What’s NOT to get excited about? He created the world in six days, he parts the seas to save, he floods the earth to cleanse and replenish, he builds walls, he causes men to dream and prophesy, he saves the faithful from the fiery furnace, he speaks to man in the belly of a fish, he births a Savior in a virgin, he turns water to wine, he heals the blind and lame and he resurrects the dead! He brings new life to those who believe. All we have to do is believe. There are no other requirements. Romans 10: 9-10 says: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. So, there are no wierd rules that say you have to face a certain way or wear a certain piece of clothing to speak to God. Did you know that all that God wants is for us to treat him like he is our best friend? That’s it! He wants us to talk to him all the time. I talk to him a lot when I am alone, walking, in the car, out loud, thinking and even singing! He speaks to us through His Word, in creation, and through other people.
I was awakened this morning by a dream that I was drawing a picture and telling a crowd people to return to thier first love and why. When I got up, I went to 2 Peter 3 and read this: 1-2 My dear friends, this is now the second time I’ve written to you, both letters reminders to hold your minds in a state of undistracted attention.
then this: 2 Peter 3: 8-9 He is restraining himself on account of you, holding back the End because he doesn’t want anyone lost. He’s giving everyone space and time to change.
He desires for each of us to be with HIM!
then 1 John 1: 1-2From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in—we heard it with our own ears, saw it with our own eyes, verified it with our own hands. The Word of Life appeared right before our eyes; we saw it happen! And now we’re telling you in most sober prose that what we witnessed was, incredibly, this: The infinite Life of God himself took shape before us. 3-4We saw it, we heard it, and now we’re telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy!
JOY JOY JOY EXCITEMENT PASSION
then Jude: 3-4Dear friends, I’ve dropped everything to write you about this life of salvation that we have in common. I have to write insisting—begging!—that you fight with everything you have in you for this faith entrusted to us as a gift to guard and cherish.
Are we hearing this? Jude has dropped everything to tell us about Jesus! He is begging us to join Him in this race!
These are a few of the people that God has sent to speak to us. They are all passionate about Christ and His message of salvation. Can you hear it and feel it in thier words? I certainly can! I want you to be as excited as I am! There IS hope! There IS love! There IS a future! We will never understand the ways or thoughts of God and that is not a requirement. All we are to do is BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Believe in your heart and you will be saved! I promise you it will change your life!