Some time ago, someone–a member of a church group–once asked (in private) “What do you think is the best way to connect with God? I’m using PRAYER and that doesn’t seem to be working out so well. What do you think?”
IF memory serves, PART of the answer had to do with fearing God–as God’s Word specifies.
“Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.”
“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.”
IF memory serves, ANOTHER part of the answer had to do with serving God.
“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
And ANOTHER part of the answer had to do with worshiping God, talking to God and BELIEVING God and His Word.
“Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.”
IF memory serves, a part of that answer was devoted to why prayer “might not be working out so well.”
Upon mentally revisiting that conversation this past week, it was discovered that all of the parts of that conversation which were given as parts of an answer, might have served as illustrations and the mention of why prayer “might not be working out so well” might have served as the MAIN thought in that answer.
The updated answer?
“ALL who GENUINELY want to connect with God, WILL connect with God.”
God knows the heart and mind of each man. God KNOWS if that man is SINCERE in his desires to connect with God.
IF that man is GENUINE in his desire to connect with God, God will know it.
And that man WILL realize his desire.
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”
So, to all who desire to connect with God, but just don’t seem to be able to do it?
You should pray to God SINCERELY.
NOT as a form of “fire insurance.”
God will know the difference.
HAS the reader EVER tried connecting with God?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: June 3-5, 2022.]
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