Monday, August 5, 2013

Who you gonna call?

In the midst of trials most of us pick up the phone, send an email or ask for help.  We often seek out people first and then as a last resort go to God.  If God created the world and all the people in it and knew them before they arrived here shouldn't we go to Him.

One reason people don't go to God first is because they don't hear Him.  We want someone we can hear and have a conversation with.  Can we do that with God?  Yes but not like we do with people.  If we want to know how He feels about something we can read the Bible.  It's not as hard to find an answer in the Bible as it once was.  There are search engines and apps that allow us to find certain topics.  You can find it in most new Bibles as well.  His Word wasn't just for the people who lived when it was written.  It's still valid, alive and from God just as much today.

We can also hear from God at times when we pray.  It's not everyday that we hear an audible voice.  I personally have only heard it once.  But there are times when God might impress a thought or Bible verse in your mind and you stop and say where did that come from.  It came from God.

A great verse that reminds us to call out to God is Psalm 50:15 and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.  Another one is James 5:16 The Prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

So as we go through whatever challenge there is know that He should be first to turn to.  I am just as guilty as any other person for making the mistake of going to people so don't be embarrassed if that's you.  Make the change today!