God is so good and kind and He wants you to get to know Him in all His goodness.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
But God does not want to have passive religious puppets as His children. If we actively seek after Him, we will discover His amazing love and power for ourselves.
We cannot give ourselves credit for our effort to find God. If we are interested in God at all, it is only because He has created us with a need for Him and He has secretly stirred up our hearts to seek after Him.
God is like a loving father who hides, not to escape from his children but because he wants his children to look for him until they find him. He wants to be found.
Jeremiah 29:12-13 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
There are times when God comes to us but if we never have to search for Him, we can become complacent and take Him for granted.
Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV) ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
What does God want to do for you?
John 11:25-26 (NKJV) Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
Notice the words: DO YOU BELIEVE THIS? Your decision determines your eternal destiny.
But isn’t it God Himself who chooses you for salvation?
It is true that God has chosen to save you. He sent His only Son to die to pay the penalty for your sins and failures. He chose to pay the ultimate price for your salvation, the death of His Son.
God chose to save EVERYONE ON EARTH but not against their will. This is where your decision comes in.
2 Peter 3:9 (NKJV) The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
1 Timothy 2:4 (NKJV) (GOD) … desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
John 3:16 (NKJV) 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.
So you decide to put your whole life in the loving hands of Jesus, the Son of God who died for you. Many noble souls have died for others but not one except Jesus returned from the grave as the resurrected Son of God.
God wants to use the same almighty power that raised Jesus from the dead, to use that power to raise your life from earthly failure to heavenly blessing.
That heavenly blessing includes healing for your mind and body and provision for your natural needs. God also has a purpose and destiny for your earthly life. He wants you to be a part of His plan to save others and to establish the Kingdom of God on this earth.
YOU HAVE A UNIQUE PART TO PLAY IN GOD’S PLANS BUT YOU NEED TO SEEK GOD’S PRESENCE AND HIS GUIDANCE TO FIND IT.