Return To Me

06e2fb77e06e2d7116ff7b3fbf3e476dI must embrace humility for this is reality.  Pride blinds people so they can’t see and they deny God.  Even many who acknowledge that He exists do not believe what He says. Some slander, accusing Him of injustice, apathy, or failure.  They don’t know their creator.  God is eternal, more true and real than any created thing.

God waits for people to embrace reality and join Him in the freedom of the Sons of God. When we take on humility we begin to see clearly that we are truly small, helpless, broken and weak.  Humility is understanding and alignment with the truth.  “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”  God is seeking these worshippers.  “This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.”  Every believer is a temple of the Holy Spirit.  “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  And we all, who with unveiled faces reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

“Return to me”, says the Lord.  He says this because we are His possession and He wants us back in His presence.  God is a jealous God.  Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us?  God is just and it is right that His creatures give Him the glory due His almighty name.  Beyond our duty, the Lord is our delight, source of light, life and He is love.  This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.  And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.  God is love.  Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.  He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.  Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished.  “Even now,” declares the Lord, “Return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”  Rend your heart and not your garments.  Return to the Lord your God….”

Scriptures

(John 4: 23-24).

(2 Corinthians 3: 17-18).

(Exodus 34: 14; Deut. 4: 24).

(James 4: 5).

(1 John 4: 13, 16)

(Exod. 34: 6-7)

(Joel 2: 12-13)



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