‘I want Your Presence Today, Tomorrow’

“This is what the Lord says,  He who made the earth, the Lord who formed it, and established it, the Lord is His Name, Call to Me and I will answer  you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”                        Jeremiah 33:2-3

We cannot comprehend the ways of the Lord, that He is good, loving, and caring for what He has formed and created, He never forgets that He made you, and He has chosen to be there whenever you need Him.

The passage was originally spoken to Jeremiah about what was going to happen to Jerusalem, more because of their disobedience, not taking God at His word, that He will never leave them.  The fate of their lives was in the hands of God.  There was still enough time for them to turn away from themselves and turn to a God that can satisfy completely.

The word fate is defined as unavoidable, predetermined. In spiritual terms, we are reminded of Scripture that helps us to see God’s perspective on our own fate. “His plans for us are for good and not evil”  “In My Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not true I would not have told you” ” I have chosen you”  I’m sure you have a few passages that refer to our own fate.

We know that the blood of the Lamb has sealed our fate, all who have confessed Jesus Christ as our Saviour.  Additionally, we have been sealed by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and our names our written in the Lamb’s Book Of Life.  In it all, we see how greatly God has secured our fate, our future for eternity.

Knowing all this, why is it we have a tendency to draw from this fate that is founded on Jesus Christ?   The Bible teaches us that the same Saviour who redeemed us, is sitting on the throne, praying for you.  I believe He waits for us, to call on Him for whatever has befallen us, set us back, to help us.

“Call to Me and I will answer  you”

God wants us to call Him.  He waits for us to put in that call  so He can bless you with all that He longs to give to you.  And yet, we cannot comprehend the greatness of the One who is asking us to ‘Call on Him’   He is a Father full of grace and mercy, ready to welcome back the Prodigy in all of us, and yet we hesitate, clinging on to the shirt tails of this world and all its potential and appeal.

There will come a time in all our lives here on earth when God will unplug all life support to this life, and then we will see the prospect of eternity more clearly.    God has offered us a lifeline, that although we are “in this world, we are not of this world”. That said, we need to pick up that lifeline He has offered, and spend time talking out all our aims, goals, plans, with Him and seeing just how they measure up with what He has already proposed for us.  You might be surprised that the things you were so sure about, are not included in what He has in store for you.

“and I will answer  you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

There are times when I think I know all God wants me to know, and then I feel bummed out.  This thinking is not of God. He says here that “He will tell me great and unsearchable things I do not know”  How incredible!  How exciting!  God doesn’t just want me to call on Him with all my excuses and shortfall’s  He wants me to go beyond that to discover things unsearchable, and know things I don’t know. That takes initiative , I need to desire more of Him to attain this, more time with Him.  At that point, we begin to see how we have shortchanged God with our time, and how much more He has for us.

Today’s Video-  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQAwpMFS_9o

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