This message has been inspired by actual events that occurred over this weekend.
Some very special people in my life asked me a question. “Did you forget about us?”
My heart broke when I thought about the impact of that question, my mind was yelling no! never! you are always in my thoughts and prayers every single day.
In that moment I asked God so many questions, one of them;
“Is this how You feel when people say You do not love them? You have forgotten about them? You do not answer them? You do not care about them? “
With that one question,
I understood so many things
Most of us have been calling upon God everyday and it seems He is nowhere to be found and to honest some of us have concluded that God does not care, He does not exist or that He is dead, if He was surely alive there could not be such wickedness and evil in the world.
We have been in the world for so long that all we know is of the world, that is why even when we think of Jesus, we have the same mindset as His fellow countrymen did. They did not believe in Him because they knew He was the son of Joseph the carpenter, so how could He claim to be the son of God?
Or like the Pharisees, they tested Him and asked Him to show them signs from heaven if He was truly the son of God.
This is where most of us are, desperate for Him but we do know if He truly exists. We pray, abandon prayers, ask for signs, go to intercessors so that our prayers can be heard, even pay for prayers to be answered. It becomes a vicious cycle of hopeless attempts to find God.
Have you ever prayed and asked God for a sign? Something like, “If this is the land I should buy Lord, show me a sign, or if these are the people I should settle with show me a sign?”
Yes? Most likely yes! me too
There was a time I used to pray only to ask for signs, one of my favorites was, “if You are real God, show me a sign” (belly laugh) thinking about it now, I find it funny but how many people even now are always praying to God for signs?
Asking God for a sign is not bad, there are times He speaks to us through signs but I believe that He showed us a new way in the new covenant; Christ
The reason we ask for signs is because we do not believe. We have little faith, even when we pray we are not sure that God will answer us.
His kingdom is available to all but has been discovered by those who will to know Him. I will emphasize this message because I believe this is one of the ways to unlock His mystery.
There are things about God that are hard to grasp, that is why those who are willing to follow His decrees move by faith and trust. God has never forgotten about any of His children, He knows each and every one of us by name.
I can boast everyday just being loved like this.
Just like those who I love dearly asked if I have forgotten about them, I understood God’s love for us.
So what is the secret?
Just dare yourself and say, “you know what! God has already said I am His, I believe! and everyday you get up, you believe some more.”