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I believe is how it’s pronounced is asking, I want to know how often Jesus Christ comes in everybody’s life.
Wow, Dana, that’s a really good question. Question. I really like that one because I think that’s very relevant to our day to day life. And just thinking about how often does Jesus kind of make himself apparent or real? And if you look in the Bible, there are so many stories where some people God came in one very clear instance, like you think about, well, I guess there’s multiple times, but you think about Moses with a burning Bush. Like, that was one very clear instance where God revealed himself to Moses, whereas you have other people like Samuel, who when he was sleeping, this voice kept saying, Samuel, Samuel. And he didn’t know it was God’s voice, but God was calling him even though three times. And he didn’t know who it was until the third time. He had to ask the priest, Eli, Jesus, who is God. He reveals himself in our lives all the time. But it’s really up to us as much as we’re willing to listen to know when Jesus is trying to reveal himself to us. And when I think of this question, I can’t help but think of a verse in Acts chapter 17 and verses 24 through 27.
And we can go there really quick just to take a look at what God’s Word says. And it says in Acts 1724 that God that made or who made the world and everything in it, since he is Lord of heaven and Earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. And to verse 25, he continues, Nor is he worshiped with men’s hands as though he needed anything, since he gives life to all breath and all things. So God’s not really confined to something like a temple. He’s not confined to a certain place of worship. God is kind of everywhere. And if you keep reading in verse 20, 617, see if we can get it back on the screen. And he has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the Earth and has determined their reappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings. So God made everybody. Everyone is basically we’re one blood. We’re one family of God. Everybody is created equal. And really the epitome of what I’m saying is in the last verse here in verse 27. And it reads, he’s made from all blood. So in verse 27, it says, so that they should seek the Lord in the hope that they might grope for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
So it’s really up to us to seek the Lord. And it says that he’s not far from every one of us. Every single person is valuable to God, and God is desiring to be close to every single one. But we have to seek him because God is a God of choice. He didn’t create us all as robots. He gave us free will and he desires us to seek him so that we can build a relationship with him. And that’s when he reveals himself to us. And like it says in Jeremiah 29, verses 18 and 19, Seek the Lord with all your heart and you’ll find him when you seek him with all your heart. And so God is calling us to seek him. And as soon as we seek him, he is very near to us. And it also says in the Bible, Draw near to the Lord and he will draw near to you. So God is always there. There’s never a time God is not with you, not trying to reveal himself to you, but really it’s kind of up to us to kind of make that other step in seeking God and being close to Him.
Jay or Wendy?
Yeah. And just touching on that, I just think it cannot be stressed enough that God is always with us. If we look at Matthew 28 20, Jesus’s parting words before he left is Matthew 28 20, I am with you always, even to the end of the age, so he’s never leaving us. One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 34 seven, the angel of the Lord in camps all around those who fear him and delivers them. And so this is how God is. He’s always with us. The question is, are we with God? It’s our sins that separate God. If you really study the Bible, sin is often compared to, like, if walking with God is going a particular way on the path. Sinning is insisting that we go a different way. God says, please walk with me this way. And we’re like, no, I want to go this way. And then we turn it back on him. So God is in our lives as present as we’re willing to let him be in it. And there’s times where even he’ll interject to try to get do an intervention. But yeah, it’s really in our hands, not Gods, as to how often he’ll be present.
Isn’t it interesting, too? Even our understanding of sin has kind of been distorted. Like, most of the world thinks like that. We have to if we’re going to call ourselves a Christian, we have to be 100% clear of sin in our life. And not saying that we should go on sinning by any means, but we all want to say like, oh, we never sinned, right? We try to follow God, we never sinned. And it’s like we see it as this really horrific thing that if someone says, oh, we send, then it’s like, how dare you say that thing say such a thing of me. But it’s so easy to sin, right? It’s so easy to go away from God’s path and not necessarily even realize we’re doing it at first. And that’s why we have forgiveness of sin, right? I just find it interesting that I don’t know if that’s making sense but I just find it interesting how we often perceive it as this thing that other people do, but we don’t dare do but we’re too good for that.
Yeah, that’s human nature, right? That’s what we’re fighting against.
I agree. And I think we really have a hard time coming to grips with sin and that accepting, like how sinful we really are. We want to kind of hide it and present ourselves as one thing but really messed up but it’s that very thing that then causes us to not dare stand in presence of God just like Adam and Eve.
The moment they sin now they hide from God and that’s the problem with sin is it separates us from God. We can’t stand in his presence then, not because necessarily of his condemnation but we just realized how perfect he is and how terrible we are. Sorry. Go ahead. We have some great comments.
Good. I want to hear them. I was just saying really quick I think that that’s so true, Adam Jesus had to call him. Where are you? Because Adam left Jesus. Jesus was calling him and I think that’s how it is with us. Jesus is calling us all the time. But are we hiding from God or are willing to come before him.
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