He WILL do what He choses through you. But you will miss the reward of His grace and glory if you continue to refuse to acknowledge Him and seek Him. Fourthly, when God is with us, He leads us to an ultimate place of blessing that makes the trials fade away. All those mentioned in Genesis discovered this truth.
Before Jesus left this earth, he spoke the following words to his disciples, “And behold, I am always with you, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
Some, like those in the Gospel of John (One example — Jesus changing the water into wine at the wedding at Cana), are more often thought of as miracles, although the gospel writer used the term “signs.” What they all have in common is that they were unexpected or extraordinary events that made someone stop and take ...
If you're someone who loves nature, you may meet God by the seashore. God meets you as you are, where you are, and in ways that you can understand.
It stems from an expression used in the 16th century, a contraction of "God be with ye." Viewed in that light, goodbye takes on a more sublime meaning than we typically apply to it today. Similar meaning is conveyed in other expressions of parting or farewell in other languages.
He will always be there for us and will never forsake us. He knows our abilities and our limits. He loved us so much that He was willing to come and die for our sins. On that cross He looked down through the ages and saw us and all humanity.
God sends us the warning signs but we trivialize them; we convince ourselves that we can handle whatever is coming, that if we survived the last time, we can do it again. Through His Word, God reminds us to take caution and be alert. How gracious is He to speak to us through His Word.
God's warnings come in various forms: a challenging word from a friend; a story from a pastor's sermon; a still, small voice inside letting you know it's not right; and the unavoidable truth of God's Word.
The Bible more often portrays God's voice as sounding ordinary and meek than as booming and thunderous.
God watches all of us constantly. He sees everything. We cannot hide from Him or keep any secret from Him.
But God says throughout the Bible that he welcomes everyone who comes to Him. Jesus extends acceptance and kindness first. He never says, “First clean up your act, then come to me.” Rather he first says, “Come.”
That is a lot of people and yes, God loves each and every one of them. The beautiful thing about God's love is that he doesn't wait for you to believe or even start loving him before he loves you. Consider Romans 5:8: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
I think to love God, we need to feel and truly believe in our hearts that he loves us. As the scripture says, “We love because God first loved us.” The starting point of any relationship with God begins with God himself. God enables us to love him and others.
Why do we say goodbye? The practice of saying goodbye goes back centuries, with first evidence of the interjection found around 1565–75. It's a contraction of the phrase “God be with ye.”
He is not far away at any given moment. His spirit dwells within a child of God. God says he will dwell in us and walk among us; and he will be our God, and we shall be his people.
He sees you in the Beloved—He sees you in Christ, and He sees the blood that has been shed for you by His dear Son. When God looks at you today, He sees Jesus. Because of this, His thoughts toward you are thoughts of loving-kindness, forgiveness, blessings, and favor.
Additionally, He speaks to us through His Holy Spirit and through dreams, visions and our thoughts. Further, God will use events and circumstances to speak with us. More often than not, God uses the people He has placed in our lives to speak to us.
Some people may see visions or hear God's voice. Others may not see or hear anything — but experience feelings of peace and joy that are beyond words. You may experience the presence of God through a song or Scripture the Spirit brings to mind. It may be through a providential encounter with a friend or stranger.
In John 9:31, the Bible says, “Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.” Many have latched onto this statement as though it was an absolute truth – i.e., that God will NEVER hear a sinner's prayer.