The reality of God

I continue to see all over the internet posts on various websites that try to either prove or disprove the existence of God.

They put out persuasive arguments on both sides, but they never really get to the real point.

It is not up to me to tell you if God is real. If you look long enough He will reveal Himself to you in ways that you will believe. You can choose to reject His existence if you want and you will not get any argument from me about it.

That’s not the point. The point is that one persons disbelief does not invalidate another persons belief. When people tell me how silly I am to believe in “an old man in the sky.” I don’t try to argue with them. There disbelief, even hatred of God says more about them than I ever could.

I pray for them, that they will see God for who He is, but again, that is not up to me either. People that have rejected Gods existence will have to pay for their disbelief, I won’t. I have chosen to believe, I have chosen to put my faith in Christ, and instead of arguing with people that have hardened their hearts against God, I am trying to strengthen my relationship with Him.

I am a terrible follower of Christ. I don’t often do the things I should, and I often have a bad attitude. I find that the only remedy is to seek His attention. To commune with God as often as I can so He can speak into my heart. That’s the only way I have been able to overcome my human nature, and begin down this path, this journey towards.. What?

What is the end game? That has not been revealed to me yet, but I believe that attaining salvation through Christ is not the end, but the beginning. We all have our mission from God, the reason we exist and for which we are made. Something that only I can do, just as there is something only you can do.

I might not know what that is just yet, but I know I won’t find it arguing with people over wether or not God is real. That’s for others to do I suppose.

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Salvation is a miracle.

Life is a miracle. You can look around you at everything, and see miracles in everything. Not just the animals, plants and all that, though you have to admit that they are miracles created by a higher power that I will never understand. You have people. Filled with souls that are eternal.

Salvation is a miracle. The idea of God is a miracle. I think that word, miracle, has been overused, and some of its power is lost because we expect to see amazing things everywhere and we become accustomed to these things; but I say God is the most amazing, the most powerful miracle that I can think of.

Why should God care about you and I? Whatever did we do to deserve such care and compassion from the creator of the entire universe? I spent most of my life doing the wrong things. Sins stacked up to the tops of mountains. I still sin, on a regular basis as I am only human, and I will be a sinner as long as I live. And while my behaviors and actions change over time, and while I might not wish to actively do wrong, I still do it. The point is, that no one deserves God’s love. No one deserves his compassion.

And yet, He provided a means of salvation. An escape route to save our filthy souls from rightful damnation. Who could say otherwise? Who, if they look in their hearts and are honest, can say they do not deserve the punishment we have asked for. We are all guilty, and are not worthy to be saved, but God holds us up and doesn’t let go because His love for us is eternal and more powerful than our hatred, and greed, and the corrupted spirits that dwell in each of us, that torment our hearts with the reality that we turned our eyes and our backs from God and we should all pay the price for it. He gave us Jesus, the Messiah that can save us from our damnation by simply believing on him.

God knows us so much better than even we know ourselves, and provided a path to life for us that anyone can take, no matter how black our hearts are.

I am Drew the sinner

Hello, let me introduce myself first. I am Drew, and I am the sinner. All my life I have found sinning against God to be the easiest thing I could ever do. No effort on my part was really needed. I simply needed to be awake and to think about it. whether it was lying, hating, you name it. I never gave it a second thought.  

Now, you might be thinking, so what? We all do that, don’t we? Of course we do.

For ALL have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

[Romans 3:23]

That’s not the point.  I am simply admitting to it that I am a sinner, and I came to the Lord as filthy as anyone. I still sin, as often as I can for the most part. Not because I want to, its not like I actually put a lot of thought into it. Its because I “AM” a sinner. I need the grace of Jesus to sustain me. Sure, as time progresses, possibly there is some behavior’s I might not partake in anymore. Possibly there are some things I won’t do, but I will never be free of it, not while alive.

I only bring this up to give a little background on where I am coming from. This blog more than anything is meant to be a chronicle of my walk with the Lord, To share what he has revealed to me, and reach out to those that might possibly need what I have to say.

I am not a theologian, I am not an “educated” Christian. I don’t follow a specific denomination or dogma except that the only way to salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ.

This is not a blog where I complain about the sin of society today and how much I hate it. Too much mud is on my soul to cast judgment towards another person. There is no judgment here. No holier than thou, no I am right, and you are wrong.

I believe more than anything that God is good, and he wants to share his goodness with us, but many refuse to see it. I believe that I am broken inside, but through Gods love he is slowly putting me back together again. Most of this blog will be about me and what God has shown me as I travel this path wherever it leads me.

I feel like I am a blind man in that I don’t know the future, I am simply putting my entire being in Gods hands and trusting him to know what is best for me, even when things get hard and I can’t understand how to get out from under this feeling of hopelessness.

I am learning though. And I am experiencing things I never thought possible before. And I realize that hope and love are more than just words, they are something inside that God has given me but I am my own worst enemy who is determined to sabotage that a lot of the time when I should just be trusting.

Yes, I often think aloud, and babble on.

Lastly, the only thing I want to share is that God’s love is for everybody, and if you want it, you can have it too. Its not just for select people that are more special than you or I. Gods love it for everyone, and he shows it to us everyday if we would but take the time to open our eyes and look for it. If you want it, don’t be afraid to accept it.