Are there any of us who believe in God who are actually interested in who God is beyond what he does for us? God loves to provide and he loves to give gifts. God loves to protect and he loves to be our bodyguard.
I wonder, though; if God didn’t do another thing for us, would we still love him?
Many people fall away from the Lord or remain stagnant in their walk because they primarily wanted something from God that they did not get, or they didn’t get it in their timing.
How many of us are God’s friends and not just his beneficiaries?
A lot of us have a self-centered theology, or an understanding of God that revolves around us. What does God have for me? What is God going to do for me next? What is God going to say to me about what I want?
me me me me me me me me.
God likes for us to ask for things. He is a generous giver. However, when are we going to go deeper in our faith? When are we going to go higher? Do we think about God as our Father and what was in his mind when he made everything? Do we wonder about what’s on his mind each day? Do we care about his heart? Do we care about what’s in our Father’s heart? Do we actually think about Jesus and what happened on the cross and why he went to the cross? Jesus is more than just our Savior too:
“He is the divine portrait, the true likeness of the invisible God, and the first-born heir of all creation. For through the Son everything was created, both in the heavenly realm and on the earth, all that is seen and all that is unseen. Every seat of power, realm of government, principality, and authority—it was all created through him and for his purpose! He existed before anything was made, and now everything finds completion in him.” ~Colossians 1:15-17
Do we actually appreciate and ponder about the things he created? Do we wonder about the splendor of heaven? Do we marvel at the beauty of the earth? Do we think about the angels who serve the same God we do? Do we think about all of the different types of animals and plants on our planet and wonder what was God thinking when he made them? Everything was created through Jesus. Are we able to sit in God’s presence and not expect anything but his presence? Do we have a relationship with the Holy Spirit? Or are we just interested in what we want. Do we just do church as usual and get “full” without thinking about what we can do for God? The scripture says we find completion in Jesus, not in the next thing we ask God for, even though he loves to give things to us and do things for us. More importantly though, he wants to do things through us, but that’s another talk for another day.
Are you interested in God?