The Call Of God

July 3, 2012

Don’t Miss The Call

It’s unfortunate that so many are deaf to the call of God.  They miss out on the best things in life and the hope of a glorious future.  In the Old Testament book of Isaiah we read about God’s call in chapter 55.  The chapter begins with the words “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.   Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.   Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David” (Isaiah 55:1-3).  If we skip down to verses 6-11 we read these words “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:    Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.   For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.   For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

Many times people ask, “Where is God?”  These verses tell us that he is near and that he can be found.  To be found he must be sought with a sincere heart.  In the New Testament also we find the promise “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”  (Mathew 7:7).

We must seek him in humility.  We need to recognize our need and that only God can help us.  There needs to come a time when you realize that you have been a failure in life because you have gone your own way and not God’s way.  Your way of thinking hasn’t taken into consideration what God says.  Let’s face it, we will never find God if we go on living and thinking our way.

Isaiah 55:6 says “he may be found.” It also says “while he may be found.” There is a time when he may be found.  Tomorrow may be too late.  Every time you turn a deaf ear to the voice of God the volume goes down a little.   God says; come come come come come come come come  come come come come.

Can’t you see that now is the time to seek God?  He may be found now, but you don’t have any assurance of finding him tomorrow.  God is near.  If you are sincere in seeking him; but you’re not sure how, there are those who would be glad to help you.  Contact the source of this little article.  If you don’t know the source, go to a good Bible preaching church and ask for help.  You can just go to God in prayer on your own and ask him to forgive your sins and receive you as one of his own.  John 1:12 says “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”

 

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