Wednesday, May 19, 2010

God Is A Merciful God

            The scripture verses below tell us most assuredly that IF you and I seek God, we will find Him.  The problem, generally speaking is the latter portion of verse 29, which states, …with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
            We give our children, our grandchildren and our great grandchildren all of our heart, and all of our soul, but God takes the back seat.  We come to church, we pay our tithe, we pay our offerings, but when it comes to our heart, it usually goes home with our soul.
              Yet, when tribulation comes, and we are in that deep valley, whether it is financial, spiritual, or depression, we call on God for help, and in some cases promise Him our heart and our soul.  Yet, when the prayers are answered, God has done His portion of our bargain, and it is time to pay the piper, we usually pay with lip service.  “As soon as I can get some bills paid, as soon as I…” We put more conditions on our side we always seem to have another excuse.  We forget what we promised God we would do, and we just go back to our lives as if there had been no change.  God did His part, yet, we walked away.
            However, our scripture tells us if we will follow in obedience, He will not forsake us.  Why?...because, “…thy God is a Merciful God;…”  Though you walked away, broke your promise to Him, He will not forsake you.  God has made a covenant and He will not break that covenant.  Why again?  “…thy God is a Merciful God;…”
            God sincerely loves us, He gave His only begotten Son for us.  He wants our soul in Heaven with Him.  God is long suffering, patient, and waiting for us to remember our promises.
              Go to Him on bended knee and ask for forgiveness, but do it with a true (sincere) heart.

(Hebrews 10:22)  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

            Decide in your heart to change and become more diligent in your walk with God.  We all must understand it is you and I who must change. God will not, because He cannot change.  It is up to you, but He will extend mercy to us as often as we ask.

Bro John R. E Chastain

Deuteronomy 4:29-31  But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.  (30)  When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;  (31)  (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

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