Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Even Atheists pray in battle zones. Have you ever wanted to meet God but didn’t know how? 

Did you feel that God might be hiding from you? 

We have an amazing talent for self deception

  • It may be that you are hiding from God but He wants to find you, not to bust your cover and destroy you with shame but to meet with you and show you His love for you.

How do we know God wants to but our cover and restore us to friendship with Himself?

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV) 

If you are not trusting in Jesus, you are hiding from God. 

  • You can’t really hide from Him because He sees your every move and reads your every thought. 

You can’t hide from Him but you put barriers between God and yourself. 

  • You may hide in atheism, persuading yourself there is no God, while all the time you define yourself with the name of the one you say you don’t believe in. 

A = NOT. THE-ism = GOD-ism

  • You may hide in theology, studying, reading and discussing what God might be like, while all the time God is real and alive and wanting to talk to you directly.
  • You may hide in religion, persuading yourself you are OK with God because you believe in Him and go through certain rituals, say prayers and practise some good deeds. 
  • You may hide in fundamentalist legalism. You imagine you understand and believe every word of the Bible while you use Bible texts to criticise, judge and attack anyone who does not think and act exactly like yourself.

  • There are good Christians who hide from God. They hide behind their good Christianity. God does not want Good Christians. He wants sons and daughters who love their heavenly Father.

  • There are Pastors, Priests and church leaders who hide behind their leadership office. To be a true Christian leader, you must know and love Jesus. 
    • Your love for Him is the main thing, otherwise you are hiding behind your ministry. You will suffer spiritual loss and the people you minister will also miss out.

  • You can hide behind your spiritual gifts. You may be a great Christian musician, worship leader, preacher or spiritual writer. Don't forget who gave you the gift. Don't forget that knowing God is the main thing, and also loving others. Loving God and loving people.

All the while, you know Jesus said: 

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV) 

Do you believe this? 

  • The devil also believes this. 

The faith that connects you to God is not just believing certain texts are true. 

Believing means trusting in the LOVE of God who GAVE His only son for you.
  • Believing means receiving the Love of God in your heart of hearts.

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10 (NIV) 

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