Explore God: If There Is A God, Is He/She/It Involved In The World? – September 25, 2015
Proverbs 16:9, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”
Colossians 1:16, “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities– all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
Isaiah 46:10, “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.”
Hebrews 1:3, “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word.”
From time to time I have people ask me if God is really active in our day to day lives. Many people see God like a master watchmaker who was meticulously involved in the design and production of the watch, but then He just kind of winds the world up and lets it tick away. However, the Bible paints a very different picture of God. The Bible tells us that God moves in our lives with power (Hebrews 1:3), answers prayers (Matthew 7:11), His Son came to this earth as a man (Philippians 2), and then died on a cross for the sins of the world.
So is God active in the world? ABSOLUTELY! But some people will say, “Then why don’t I sense Him or see Him working in my life?” Honestly, that is a great question. Most of the time the answer is pretty simple: we don’t see God working in our life because we don’t create space for Him to work.
So as you head into the weekend, create some space for God. Pray, read your Bible, and then go to worship somewhere on Sunday morning. If you join us at Cottonwood this Sunday, I’ll be asking and answering this question, “Why does god allow pain and suffering?”
Hope to see you on Sunday, and have a blessed weekend!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D