A Deist point of view.
A view of God, in which God started things off, whether at Creation or from an evolutionary standpoint, in other words, He was the cause of creation or the cause of evolution. But once He created He stepped back and is no longer involved or cares what happens to us.
It is interesting that this has become a very common thought about God, perhaps it is because of the pain and suffering in the word. Perhaps it is because they have not recognized His involvement in their lives. Whatever the reason, many have this view of God.
Although many have taken this viewpoint, this is not the description in which the Bible describes God. If I believed this way, I don't think I would care about God either.
Perhaps we are dealing with a case of mistaken identity.
As we discussed the other day, God called his son, Immanuel which means God with us. In Exodus 25:8 we see that the very reason God wanted to build the tabernacle in the wilderness was to dwell with His people. The Bible describes an involved God.
Now if you don't believe the Bible this is a different problem. Which perhaps we can discuss another time, or you can email me about it. But for today we are taking this from the aspect of the Bible.
Revelation 3:20 tells us that God is standing at the door of our hearts and He is longing to come into our lives.
The famous 23rd Psalm says.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
God wants to be involved in our lives, to lead us to blessings. He longs to help us and to release us from our burdens. But we have to ask Him to help us.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
God wants you to live a good life. He wants to help us, protect us and strengthen us. He even wants us to look forward to restoration, to the way things were supposed to be.
For further reading on this topic, you can read Revelation 21:1-5 and John 14.
I pray that you will find comfort in Christ and know that He wants the best for us, and can help us live better. Today ask Jesus to come into your heart and to pour out the Holy Spirit in you.
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Ryan Hodgins, pastor, coach. Married to a gorgeous wife. Father to three girls. I need this epic walk.
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