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“The fool says in his heart, there is no God.” (Psalm 14:1)

With the Presidential election coming up in less then two months, all I seem to hear is people talking about who they are looking to for solutions in their lives and for this country.  I find it amusing that people think they can be truly governed without God as an active participant. Any government without God fails the people. Look at some of the countries in our world today. Or, one can look at history.  Ever hear of socialism or communism?

I also find it amusing that people think they can keep God in a box within a closed off sanctuary on Sundays-which is supposed to be His house, but who is actually treated like a temporary guest.  People today are so desensitized where God is concerned.  They cannot distinguish religion from redemption. Religion is mankind’s way of being right with God because we bring God down to our level.  Redemption is entering into a relationship with Jesus (who is God) who brings us up to God’s level. When one is redeemed they were bought with a price; and that price was the blood Jesus shed on the cross at Calvary.

Make no mistake; there are many, many people who think they believe in God but have no idea who He is.  Therefore, they are willing to look to the government (again, mankind) for results that can only be truly changed through the hand and heart of God. God created mankind in His image; but once Adam and Eve fell from perfection, it was all downhill from there. That’s why God made a way for redemption to whomever would want to partake of it.  The invitation to salvation is alway available to mankind. Once accepted, it then opens the heart to knowing who God really is. That’s why when people say that mankind has evolved, I think they are so confused. Mankind’s idea of evolution is coming way from God through choice. However, God has not changed His view or His plan towards His creation. Mankind’s view of God is more traditional than relational. When God is not acknowledged in the hearts of mankind, He is not acknowledged in the minds (where decisions are made); and therefore, not represented in our actions. God has always made Himself known throughout His entire creation. The next time you look to the heavens at night and see the stars; or a beautiful sunrise and feel its warmth, know that God is all around you.

Why live as a fool when the God of all mankind is ever present and waiting to give us His wisdom and love?

In His Love,

Melody

 

“The LORD has looked down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek after God,” (Psalm14:2)

Do you remember the song “Looking for love in all the wrong places?” That song was such a hit because so many people were able to relate to it. I will take some liberty here and say that I can remember when I was looking for God in all the wrong places.

First, let me start off by saying that I was not raised in any form of religion.  Technically, the background I was born into is 3/4 Jewish and maybe 1/4 Catholic. I probably would have been considered an agnostic. I believed God existed and that was as far as it went. My only “religious” upbringing was watching “The Ten Commandments” by Cecil B. DeMille. I cannot even tell you how shocked I was when I read the story in the Bible for the first time. I was so confused!  That is what happens when we view Godly things from the TV instead of picking up a Bible and reading it ourselves. Anyway, I digress.

I believe most people are looking for God because they are seeking truth in this crazy world we live in. When I started my “search”,  I didn’t realize I was seeking God’s truth.  I thought I was evolving as a person. Let’s see… I went to psychics, astrologers, dream interpreters, I did metal bending and who knows what else.  I had (2) very different close friends at this time.  One, took me to all of the activities I just mentioned and the other was a born-again Christian. I would go to psychics by day and would watch televangelist, Jimmy Swaggort on Sunday nights. (Oh no, my age is showing!)  It seemed that searching for truth was pulling me and my soul in two extreme directions-almost like a tug of war in what I was going to believe in.  I was hearing two very different opinions. One day as my friend and I were driving home after seeing an alleged world renowned psychic, I asked God (2) things: 1) if He was real; and 2) who was telling me the truth?  The friend taking me to visit psychics or, the one watching the televangelist?  I asked God to reveal Himself to me in a personal, private way and He did.  That’s when I was introduced to God the Father, God the Son, and  God the Holy Spirit. I will tell you one very important fact I learned from seeking truth-whether we realize it or not, God is in control of everything in this life. I take comfort knowing that God cares so much for me that He is always looking out for me. His word says so.

There is a scripture that says “Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found of you declares the LORD.” (Jeremiah 29;12-14)  I finally knew that I was actually seeking God’s truth because His truth is the only one that matters and His truth does not change with the times. His word also says “I love those who love Me; and those who seek Me will find Me.”(Proverbs 8:17)  So many people think that God is unattainable-when in reality He is looking down from heaven to see who is looking for Him so He can extend His hand to them so they can receive a loving, everlasting relationship.

It is important to realize that God and Jesus are one. In scripture when Jesus was asked who He was, He  answered, “i am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John14:6)  Therefore, the next time you may think God is too far off in the galaxy to hear you, you can “Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.” (Isaiah 55:6). God is always near and always answers when one calls upon His name.

In His Love,

Melody