What is your attitude towards God?
How do you treat God?
- Isn’t it great God has me
- I am good so God must be pleased with me
- I follow all God’s commandments
- I am not like him/her
Or is it
- I am unworthy
- I am so bad
- No matter what I can do I cannot please God
- I am the least in God’s Kingdom
- God is the only one that can bring relief
We can put so much in both columns but I feel if we are not in the second list then we are far from God.
How do you feel about God? My own journey is to find this out. To answer this I need to understand my relationship with God. God is big! God is holy! God is awesome! God runs the universe! So why would God be interested in me? For most they feel God is irrelevant, far away, and only acknowledge Him in a crisis.
But God is interested in us for He made us. Sending Jesus was a sign to get our attention, and start the lines of communication. Jesus experience what it is like to be human and gives us a way of living that brings us fulfilment and God glory.
To be honest that makes me feel like I cannot really approach God. If I just do my own thing all the time and live selfishly then surely God will not be interested in us. But if we come to God and say “Here I am, I am unsure how I can serve a Holy God, as other things grab my attention and I tend to make them more important. Please help me to change.” Then we are a step closer to God. Sin is a word that is used. But if we exclude God then we live for ourselves and the world becomes unfair especially for those who have nothing. Why shouldn’t everyone have a good life? I am convinced that if we put God at the centre of our lives and acknowledge that we are nothing without Him then our world and the worlds around us would change
These are my thoughts and I am learning. They may be wrong. I am grappling with what it is follow Jesus
Matthew5v3 – God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Luke 18:9-14 Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else. For I don’t cheat, I don’t sin, and I don’t commit adultery. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.’ “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’ I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”