I sat in an A&W in Winnipeg thinking about all the people driving by, all of the buildings in the city full of people, and then I expanded that to all the cities around the world, full of people. Then I thought about how God speaks to me through dreams, and through His still small voice, and through circumstances, and that He has the ability to communicate with everyone around the world all at the same time. He is omnipresent. It amazed me for a minute but I have also read that to some people He will say, I never knew you. That will be sad.
Why would God be bothered with my little problems, my issues when the world is so full of bigger problems? I have heard people say this. And the only way I know to answer is, He is a personal God, a father. He doesn’t react to our needs, He responds to faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God.
How can I believe that my problems are something He would be interested in? He knows how many hairs we have on our heads, there is nowhere in the sky or under the sea that we can be out of His range. He loves us and wants us to cast all of our cares on Him because He cares for us. He says that if we have any fears at all then we haven’t been made perfect in Him because perfect love casts out all fear. He is love.
To me that means: if I don’t have to fear then He will take care of that which could make me afraid. I just need to believe it and trust Him to correct the situation. Twice this week God has done this for me. In those situations I gave the issues to Him and the fear went away and He gave us the answers.
(I haven’t fully been made perfect, how do I know that? Because I still fear, sometimes. And there are things I have not yet conquered with His help. But He says that All things are possible with Him and All things are possible to Him who believes and He is able to do more for us than we can ask or think. So I know I’m on the right track and I have seen Him do what I just said, many times. So I push on. The bolded writings are parts of scriptures that are written below. Your faith will grow as you read them. My blog entries are evidence that believing God’s word brings experience, love, help and guidance from Father God.
What you believe about God is important. We choose to believe, or come to believe and then we trust Him. And as we seek Him and believe His word we experience His love. He has enough for all of us and He wants to give to us abundantly.
John 10:27-30(AMP) The sheep that are My own hear My voice and listen to Me; I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they will never, ever [by any means] perish; and no one will ever snatch them out of My hand.
1 Kings 19:11 (NKJV) Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
Matthew 7:21-23 (AMP) “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.22 Many will say to Me on that day [when I judge them], ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, and driven out demons in Your name, and done many miracles in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them publicly, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME [you are banished from My presence], YOU WHO ACT WICKEDLY [disregarding My commands].’
Mark 11:24 (NKJV) Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV) But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Luke 12:6-7 (NKJV) “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
’Psalm 139:8 (NKJV) If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV) casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
1 John 4:18 (NKJV) There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
1 John 4:8 (NKJV) He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (If you want to see what perfect love looks like you can look these verses up)
Mark 9: 23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
Ephesians 3:18-21 (AMP) be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully experiencing that amazing, endless love];
19 and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience], that you may be filled up [throughout your being] to all the fullness of God [so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself].
20 Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen.