God is a loving Father and He wants a relationship with His children. It’s just to us to decide if we want one with Him. Daily.

Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3

We began a discussion yesterday about Absolute Truth. Here are some absolute truths that we need to know:

  1. God is real and personal. He wants to know us.
  2. Jesus is God with skin on. He gets us.
  3. There is an enemy. He wants to take us down.
  4. We were never designed to do life alone. We need Him.

In the scientific world, there is a movement away from Evolution to I.D. (Intelligent Design). The cosmos and the human body are too complicated and sophisticated to be random. Irreducible Complexity is one of the proofs. Take, for instance, a human cell. It comes with 23 integral parts that cannot have one single part missing or malfunctioning or the cell dies. Moreover, inside those 23 integral parts are other parts that are WAY beyond random, like DNA and RNA.

The admission of I.D. is a step in the right direction, but they still refuse to acknowledge God as the Master Designer. God is real and personal. He wants to know us and for us to know Him. The Hebrew word for “God” is “Elohim.” It’s plural, speaking of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, Three in One. God the Father sent God the Son to earth so that we can know Him in the person of Jesus. Jesus, upon returning to the Father, sent the Holy Spirit to be with each of us. Want to know what that voice sounds like?

21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

That’s right, it sounds like it is right behind us. He speaks to us mentally. Often, it sounds like our own voice, yet distinct from us. It’s quite simple–and natural–to have a mental conversation with the Holy Spirit. We often argue with Him when we want something that is bad for us. We rationalize with “ourselves” and convince ourselves that it’s okay, but the Spirit is telling us to stop, to wait, or do something else. Learning to listen to the voice and obey Him requires trust on our part. Do we trust Jesus? It’s His voice that we hear by way of the Holy Spirit. If we do, then we will obey. If we don’t then we will go our own way. Just understand that our way always leads to destruction. His way always leads to life, His life, eternal life.

God has written us a letter. It’s a love letter and well worth reading because it is a great way to get to know Him . I suggest reading the Gospels because they tell about Jesus Himself, what He said and what He did. After that, ask Him where He wants you to read next. It’s part of the trust process.

Abba, learning to trust You is important. You save us from many heartaches and lots of destroyed lives and relationships. Instead, we receive Your blessings in our lives daily, beginning with Your love, joy, peace, hope, grace, and life. May we learn to trust You more and more each day. Amen.

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