Sunday, March 11, 2007

What Kind Of A God Do You Want

What Kind Of A God Do You Want?

The truth is that many of us produce out own perception of a god. If your idea of God is not what you would like him to be, do you think you can change him by your choices?

If your god is that small then he is no bigger or better than you are. There were in times past people who would make a god out of wood or stone and worship it as though it were alive and powerful. That seems like nonsense to us, doesn’t it? But isn’t it just as foolish to create for ourselves a mental image of god the same way?

One of the ancient writers put it this way: But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can't see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse. What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn't treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.

So God said, in effect, "If that's what you want, that's what you get." It wasn't long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out. And all this because they traded the true God for a fake god, and worshiped the god they made instead of the God who made them—the God we bless, the God who blesses us. Oh, yes! Romans 1:20-24(The Message)

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Our concept of God then is very important. Besides being the Creator, unchangeable, and eternal He has many more very desirable qualities.. There is something deep within them that echoes God's yes and no, right and wrong. Their response to God's yes and no will become public knowledge on the day God makes his final decision about every man and woman.

Who is the true God? Seek Him today!

Love, Howard

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