I have talked to many Christians, heard many Christians and read articles from many Christians who talk about God being in Heaven. Well OK, but, the context was God is up there and we are down here. That is the philosophy of all religions, a god or deity afar off who hears you, sometimes. Further, you don’t go to the god or the deity with small matters, but, only with the BIG ONES. Is this what Christianity is all about or is there more, much more than this.
I’ll tell you right here and right now that Christianity IS much more than this and the people that espouse the ideas that I just mentioned have no idea what the Bible says nor do they know the heart of God for His people. Also, they have no idea of the position that the Christian holds.
First, does God care about you and every facet of your life.
Luke 12:6-7 (KJV) 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Well, according to the Bible, God knows, not only, the color of your hair, but, how many hairs are on your head. When is the last time you counted the hairs on your head. This is a figure of speech explaining how well God, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, knows you. He knows you better than you know yourself.
So, God knows each and every one of us intimately, but, does He care for us and when are we to go to God in Prayer?
1 Peter 5:7 (KJV) 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Well, here we go again. The Bible contradicting what the main stream philosophy in the churches is today. So, do we leave the little concerns of our lives to ourselves? NO! We cast ALL our care on Him because He does what?? He cares for you and He cares for me. Everything that is a concern to us we should cast on Him.
Do you know what the word cast means? Well, it means cast, but, the example is astounding. Have you ever saddled a horse? The saddle is heavy, the stirrups unruly. So, when you put the saddle on the horse you heave it up in the air and throw it all on the horse. That is what the word “cast” means. Once you “cast” it on the horse you don’t pull it back off and carry it around the arena, do you. It goes on and it stays on. Same thing with cares and concerns. You put them on God and you leave them there! Granted it takes practice to do that because we were taught just the opposite, but, you can do it.
Isaiah 49:16 (KJV) 16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
What this verse is saying is that God has your name and mine tattooed on His hands and not just on His hands, but, on the palms of His hands. God doesn’t have hands. Again, this is a figure of speech telling us how much God cares for us. The palms of the hands are very sensitive and it is very painful to tattoo
anything on the palm of a hand. But, God has done it and the word “walls” means those palms are always there right in front of God’s eyes. He is always thinking about you, He is always looking at your name he always remembers you.
God knows us and He cares for us, but, how far away is He?
Philippians 2:13 (KJV) 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
God is right there with you. He never leaves you or forsakes you. Not only that, He is at work within you. How does He do that?
Romans 8:11 (KJV) 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Philippians 1:6 (KJV) 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Colossians 1:27 (KJV) 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Christians have been taught to have a low opinion of themselves. But, God’s opinion is much higher. He see’s you and you are His sons and daughters. We should act like it. Not only on a horizontal level among our fellow man, but, in our relationship with God. We should have a Father and son or Father and daughter relationship. We should be casting all our care on Him and expecting answers and deliverance. You’ve got to come to a decision in your mind that the Bible is telling the truth and start acting on it or else you will be in the soup for a life time.
Galatians 4:4-7 (KJV) 4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
1 John 3:1-2 (KJV) 1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Christians are of the royal household of God and God stands ready to help you with every need in your life.