There’s a song written by the band “The Fray” that starts with the words…
“I found God on the corner of First and Armistand”
Many people want to ‘find God’.
If you know God in a personal way, or know someone who does, then it’s most likely if you asked them where did they ‘find’ God, then they’ll give you an answer that may or may not make sense.
Finding God is as simple as calling out to Him and asking Him to help. But it’s also something that is a basic, complex and lifelong journey.
Scripture is full of reference to “seeking” God, or looking for Him.
Deut 4:29; 1 Chronicles 7:14; Psalm 27:7-14; Jeremiah 29:11.
But on the other side of the coin, it seems strange to say “I found God” because God has never been lost! Jesus talks in the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) that He is the one who does the seeking and finding.
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.”
At first it can be hard to admit that we are lost, but until we realise that we need God, we are lost amidst a sea of choices that each promise so much, but ultimately fail to deliver; for when see that we are lost, it can help us understand why we haven’t found God, because maybe, just maybe, we’re looking in the wrong places for the wrong thing.
I found it a revelation when I discovered that actually God came looking for me!
The writer of John’s gospel that we find in the New Testament part of the bible writes…the Word (that is Jesus) became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. (John 1:14)
So God so much wanted us to know him that He sent Jesus to show us how to find him and to allow us to come back to him.
So if you’re looking for something more to life, maybe you wonder what the whole point of this world and your life is; then I encourage you to give Jesus a go.
Maybe you tried God before and didn’t think it worked, maybe you grew up in church and didn’t like what happened; or maybe you just don’t think He’s there.
Maybe you think church is full of hypocrites – well that’s not true, there’s always room for one more!
Whatever the reason, you’re now reading this and I don’t think that’s entirely by chance. God wants a relationship with you and you need Him.
There are a few things that you should think through, sort out, own up to and get right in the process of getting to know God, but you can start by asking God to reveal himself to you and to show you how you can get to sort things out between you. Then you need to either email, txt or contact this church, or another church close to you and talk to someone – a real person. They can help you begin your new journey.
If you’re not sure what to say, try this…
Please help me to know you better. I’ve got questions and I believe you have the answers; please help me to understand them. Watch over me and lead me to people that will walk with me and help me as I discover you. Please keep me safe and help me to stop doing anything which hurts me or others. Please help me to believe in you more and more each day and thank you for sending Jesus to this planet to save me from being lost and from dying without you. Please begin to show me what I must do to be right with you and send your Holy Spirit to me. I know that I don’t deserve you and that I’ve done things I shouldn’t have. Please forgive me, help me to change. Amen.
If you prayed this (prayer is simply talking to God) then you have taken a step closer to God, keep taking them, contact us and we’ll get in touch.
Pastor Mike Walker
and my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I’ll be there ready for you: I’ll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health.
Listen, GOD, I’m calling at the top of my lungs: “Be good to me! Answer me!” When my heart whispered, “Seek God,” my whole being replied, “I’m seeking him!” Don’t hide from me now! You’ve always been right there for me; don’t turn your back on me now. Don’t throw me out, don’t abandon me; you’ve always kept the door open. My father and mother walked out and left me, but GOD took me in. Point me down your highway, GOD; direct me along a well-lighted street; show my enemies whose side you’re on. Don’t throw me to the dogs, those liars who are out to get me, filling the air with their threats. I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth. Stay with GOD! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Stay with GOD.
I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out–plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. “When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen. “When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. “Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else,