How Important is God to You

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How Important is God to you

            The more “real” God is to you the more important He becomes to you.  We all know that God is real “For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and so that they are without excuse” (Rom 1:20).  Being in Christ, God has established Himself in you, however, many of you view Him in the abstract or in the subjective, that is, only in the mind.  As a result, you relate to Him in the same manner, unconsciously, when praising Him and thanking Him for the things He has done.  It is close to worshiping the creature and not the creator (Rom 1:25).  Do not misunderstand me for it is necessary to thank and praise Him for the things He has done, He is doing, and what He is going to do, but that is not Him.  Therefore, when it comes to worship, you worship Him afar off because you relate Him as if He is afar off.  It is like having a pen pal in another country; until you come face to face, there will always be a separation no matter how well you know each other.  Your relationship with God must not have this separation, for it is written, “When thou saidst, Seek ye my face, my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek” (Ps 27:8).  Being in Christ, there should be a desire to seek the face of God, if the Spirit of God dwells in you.  Praising and thanking Him is not seeking His face.  You cannot effectively worship Him without His face being the object of your worship, not his creation or deeds.   God is more real than the pages in this book.  If you diligently and earnestly with a pure heart seek the face of God, then and only then will He reveal Himself to you and will become more real than you ever imagined.  For it is written, “All things are delivered unto me of my Father and no man knoweth the Son but the Father, neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him” (Mat 11:27).  You want to be one of the “whomsoevers”.  When He reveals Himself, God said He will “Keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee” (Is 26:3).  With the pressures in your life being burdensome, you may become distracted and forget how He carried and provided for you in times past and these current times, to Him, ore no different.  It is natural for you to forget but God doesn’t want you to forget what He has done for you.  He instituted the Passover to remind Israel of their deliverance form Egypt by His mighty hand, and it is written, “That the generation to come might know them (a testimony in Jacob and a law in Israel – vs. 5), even the children which should be born, who should arise and declare them to their children, that they might set their hope in God and not forget the works of God but keep His commandments” (Ps 78:6, 7).  Your trust should be based on His word, “... for He hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee” (Heb 13:5), and “... I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” (Mat 28:20).