bother. “Don’t poke the bear.”
That, however, couldn’t be further from the truth.
Instead of playing us like pawns on a gameboard, forcing us to do certain things and stay away from certain things, God gave us free will. We constantly choose our actions and thoughts for ourselves. He even gave us the choice to love and follow him or not.
Instead of watching us closely just to laugh and condemn when we slip up, he works deep in our hearts to change our desires to more Godly ones. It gives him sorrow, not joy, to see sin infect his children’s’ lives. But when we do, unavoidably, slip up? He graciously, endlessly, and lovingly takes us back and forgives.
Instead of lounging in the clouds, distant from mankind, he gave us ways to know him and connect with him. He sent Jesus to earth to live a real human life, enabling him to relate completely with us in our struggles as humans. He also sent the Holy Spirit to dwell inside believers, to communicate with us and bring us close to him.
Instead of viewing all of us as one big lump of “human,” he cares about everyone personally, specifically. He has a great desire for you to open your heart up to him and have a relationship with him.
He loves you so, so much. He knows every single detail about you. He knows the thoughts that race through your head as you try to fall asleep. He knows your greatest fears and loftiest dreams. He understands you from the inside out, more than even you do, because he created you. He knows what you’re capable of. He has a plan for you.
Once you invite God into your life, into your heart and being, things will start to change. Entering this relationship with your Creator will give a new color, meaning, and view to everything around you. As you get to know him as an intimate friend you will begin to think like him, desire what he desires, and do things for his glory. It will transform your entire life and your reason for living it. God truly works from the inside out, through the personal relationships he builds with his children.
I hope you see now that God, although he is crazily huge and powerful and able to judge, is first and foremost a loving father. A Lord that desires oneness with his created beings so much that he sacrificed his son’s life to make it possible. The God that dwells with and in his people. What a blessing it is to have a personal relationship with this great, loving God!
The next post will be about the accuracy and supremacy of the Bible- don’t miss it!
Hello! I'm Anna, a college student living in the Midwest. I'm a strong believer in uncontrollable laughter, powerful words, and a morning cup of coffee. I pray these posts will encourage you to live a full life with and for God: unhindered. Look forward to new posts every Monday morning!