Monday, May 26, 2008

A Search From the Heart

As our entire family continues to search for God and seek what his will is for our worship of him it becomes increasingly evident that we are incapable of finding him by our own standard. It is his standard that he requires and his way is not our way.

My daughter revealed her heart to me last night in an e-mail. I will share her insights as it reveals much of what we all feel as a family....

Hi mom,

This is what has been going through my head. I finally just sat down and out it came. Hopefully it makes sense.

Love Anna

May 26, 2008 1:39AM

What are the things of God you say? Who will ever know? No one will ever know the depth of the mysteries of our God. He is a mysterious God, a God who has no end. He is a righteous God, One with no fault. He is a just God, bringing to light the evil and the good. The acts of the righteous will be revealed, the acts of the evil doers will be brought to the table at the judgment seat of God. No one understands how God is, He just IS! He is the I AM… God is not Someone or Something or Anything you can put in the box of our minds. Our minds will never grasp the unfathomable depths of the intricacies of our God and Father, the Beginning and the End, Jesus Christ our Everlasting Savior. As I search for God I find that I am the worst researcher on the planet. I have no knowledge that even qualifies me to call myself a God follower. I am so unworthy. How do I prove myself? I cannot prove myself. It is impossible to make yourself worthy of the things of God. He is too big, too powerful and to mighty to even try. He knew that we were sinful! We were built perfect and Satan infiltrated the perfectness of God and corrupted this world and God's creation with sin. That is why He, in His awesome greatness, sent His son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. He provided a way for us as his children to come to Him even in our imperfect state. He loves us, he loves me. God, my Creator, does not want me, or anyone else in this world, to die a worse death than he bore for us. He does not want us to suffer eternal damnation eternally parted from Him FOREVER!!!!!
I will end this with the call to earnestly seek God with all your heart. If you know Him, find Him more; if you don't know Him you better. Don't live your life for you, but offer it as a living sacrifice holy and pleasing to the God who created you. The Mighty Father of all wants all the peoples of this world to seek Him and He will reveal Himself!!! He wants to show you Himself, but the question is "Do you want to see Him?"
I write this so that all who read it will know that I am a follower of the Everlasting God and Father of my Lord, Jesus Christ!Even though I don't know much in the whole scheme of things, I do know that God is the only reason to live, anything else would be meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you back from captivity."
Jeremiah 29: 11-14a

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-- think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-- put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
Philippians 4:8-9


Theresa Tate said...

Amen, Anna!

vinceandalisa said...

Beautiful...thanks for sharing...
Alisa, AW