God Is Interested

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THE STORY OF PETER

The Bible tells us a story about how Peter the Apostle walked on the water to Jesus. It is a wonderful story with many lessons but it also shows us God’s character. The story happens as some of the followers of Jesus are traveling in a boat.

Matthew 14:25-31 About four o’clock in the morning Jesus came to them, walking on the water! They screamed in terror, for they thought he was a ghost. But Jesus immediately spoke to them, reassuring them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. Then Peter called to him: “Sir, if it is really you, tell me to come over to you, walking on the water.” “All right,” the Lord said, “come along!” So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he looked around at the high waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Instantly Jesus reached out his hand and rescued him.

I love the closing sentence: ‘Instantly Jesus reached out his hand and rescued him.’ Perhaps today you may feel like you are sinking. God is ready and willing to reach down to us and help us!

GOD IS INTERESTED

The truth of that matter is that God is interested in your life. God is interested in each person. God is interested in the powerful and rich. God is interested in the average and everyday people. So no matter what category you may fall into God is interested in you. Because of this God wants to love, care and give.

Jeremiah 31:3 I have loved you, O my people, with an everlasting love; with loving-kindness I have drawn you to me.

You are not reading this by mistake. This is a divine moment because God is reaching down to you and He wants to make His love for you a reality. Just take a moment and respond. You have nothing to fear, God knows everything!

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God Came Down To Us

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GOD CAME DOWN TO US

Right from the start God came down to mankind. We see the greatest example of this when Jesus came to the earth to reach humanity.

John 3:16-17 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.

There is a song we sing with the following words: ‘You came from heaven to earth, to show the way’. Jesus is an example of how God wants to reach down to us and meet us at our level with a plan to change our lives and situations. Let Him into your heart and life today.

BENDING DOWN

Psalm 116:1-2 I love the Lord because he hears my prayers and answers them. Because he bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I breathe!

I love the picture this scripture paints. I just see how God wants to make an effort to meet us at our level and come through for us. I have a little daughter and oftentimes I have to bend down and listen to her little stories. This usually happens when I get home from a long day and I am usually tired. As I bend down to listen to her it is a deliberate action on my part to give her time and to listen. I am there for her. It is the same with God. He is not too busy. He wants to make time for you and I.

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God Knows

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THE UNLIKELY

Perhaps because of where you are today you may feel unlikely or an unlikely candidate to receive what God has for you. The truth of the matter is that God uses the unlikely.

1 Corinthians 1:27-28 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are.

You are not disqualified from receiving God’s love and help. You may feel weak and foolish or even despised and rejected, but not even that will disqualify you from what God has for you. God is reaching to each one of us with His love and kindness.

GOD KNOWS

One of the greatest joys is to know that God knows. We all live behind our masks and project to others what we want them to see. As a result oftentimes an element of our lives can be a lie. But nothing is hidden from God. This is a wonderful joy. To know that God knows our every aspect of our lives and loves us just the same. God knows our fears and worries. God knows about our sense of inadequacy. God knows our attitudes and our sin and in all that He still wants to reach out to you and me with His love. Because God knows everything about us and still loves us, we can appreciate His love.

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Reaching Down To Us

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Oftentimes we may feel that we have to work ourselves up to God. In most religions there is the concept of earning what their god has for them. So people end up doing all sorts of things to get favour from God. This affects the way we think and act. The truth is that God came down to mankind and reached mankind at his point of need. God came down to our level. Today, nothing has changed. God still wants to meet you where you are.

WHERE YOU ARE

Where are you today? Perhaps today you find yourself far from God. Perhaps you have gotten involved with things that you should never have touched. Perhaps you have become cold and hard on the inside. Perhaps life has just become too complicated for you. The wonder is that God wants to come and meet you where you are.

Romans 5:6 When we were utterly helpless, with no way of escape, Christ came at just the right time and died for us.

God wants to come at just the right time and meet us where we are and help us with what we need.

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The Promise

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THE PROMISE

Here are some special promises to strengthen your faith:

Psalm 34:17 Yes, the Lord hears the good man when he calls to him for help and saves him out of all his troubles.

Promise number 1: THE LORD HEARS
Promise number 2: THE LORD HEARS WHEN WE CALL
Promise number 3: THE LORD HEARS WHEN WE CALL
FOR HELP
Promise number 4: THE LORD SAVES US OUT OF ALL
OUR TROUBLES

These are some great promises. I am believing God, how about you?

WHAT KIND OF HELP DOES GOD WANT TO GIVE US?

He wants to give us assistance. He wants to give us support. He wants to change things for the better. Is there an area in your life that needs to experience change for the better? God wants to give us what will benefit and assist us. He wants to help to make things that are unbearable more bearable. Whatever type of help you need, God is capable of doing. Look to HIM.

TRUSTING GOD

What does it mean to be trusting God? It means we place our confidence in Him. It means we commit or place something in His care or keeping. It also means that we rely on Him.

Psalm 37:5 Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him to help you do it, and he will.

Keep on trusting God. Never give up. Trust and keep on trusting. There is a promise in that verse: ‘Trust him to help you do it, and he will.’ Hold on to this hope.

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power

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God’s Ways Are Different

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DON’T BE IMPATIENT

Human nature gets so impatient. We want everything immediately and in the form that we expect it to be. Don’t get discouraged. Don’t give up on God.

Psalm 27:14 Don’t be impatient. Wait for the Lord, and he will come and save you! Be brave, stouthearted, and courageous. Yes, wait and he will help you.

Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for God to help me; then he listened and heard my cry.

Lets be patient, as we trust God.

Psalm 42:5 Why then be downcast? Why be discouraged and sad? Hope in God! I shall yet praise him again. Yes, I shall again praise him for his help.

GOD’S WAYS ARE DIFFERENT

Many times we want God to come through for us in a very specific way. We want a particular response. But we don’t have Gods perspective. He sees things in a different light. He has a thousand creative ways of solving a problem that we only see one solution to.

Isaiah 55:8-9 This plan of mine is not what you would work out, neither are my thoughts the same as yours! For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than yours, and my thoughts than yours.

Expect God to come through for you in any way possible.

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God Is Our Father

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GOD IS FATHER

God wants to help us like a father would help is child. A good father wants the best for his child. A good father never wants his child to suffer unnecessarily. The Lord’s Prayer says: OUR FATHER. We can approach God as a father and ask Him to help us.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting comfort and hope, which we don’t deserve, comfort your hearts with all comfort, and help you in every good thing you say and do.

God our father loves us and wants to help us.

GOD IS OUR SOURCE OF HELP

We must look to God for our help.

Psalm 16:2 “You are my Lord; I have no other help but yours.”

Where are you looking for help today? Be careful where you go for help. Don’t look in the wrong places for help. Go to Someone Who can help you. Go to the Lord.

Psalm 25:15 My eyes are ever looking to the Lord for help, for he alone can rescue me.

Let God be your only source of help.

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Help, God I Need You

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God wants to help us. To call on God for help is a legitimate thing to do. I have often asked God for help. The Bible has many examples of people who called on God for help. Perhaps you have been calling on God for help, or perhaps you need to call on God for your situation. God wants to come through for us. Call and keep on calling on God for help.

ASKING FOR HELP IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO

We were not designed to operate independently of God.
We were created to know God and His help in our lives. David, who wrote the Psalms, was a man mightily used by God and yet he is the one who asked for God’s help more than others. We see him asking for help, calling for help and in one case screaming for help. So today if you need help, ASK GOD.

Psalm 12:1 Help, LORD Psalm 18:6 In my distress I screamed to the Lord for his help. And he heard me from heaven; my cry reached his ears.

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The Rewards

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THE REWARDS

If we do these things and get rid of the doubt, questions or suspicions then God can begin to use us. While we are full of doubt and negativity, God cannot use us or bring about His plan and purpose for our lives. But if we can deal with these things, then the way is open for God to work in our lives and to use us.

Jeremiah 15:19 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord (to Jeremiah); If you return (and give up this mistaken tone of distrust and despair), the I will give you again a settled place of quite and safety, and you will be My minister; and if you separate the precious from the vile (cleansing your own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning God’s faithfulness), you shall be My mouthpiece.’

Note the rewards:
1. A settled place of quiet and safety
2. You will be my minister
3. You will be my mouthpiece

As we read on we see that God has even greater things in store. We can apply this story to our lives.

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Get Rid Of The Doubt

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b. A MISTAKEN TONE

Have you ever discovered that when we are going through a hard time we can begin to sound like we are going through a bad patch? Jeremiah had begun to develop this tone. It was a tone of distrust and despair.
Perhaps he was saying things like: ‘God has forgotten about me’ or ‘God does not have a plan for me’, or ‘trusting God is not really helping me’. Moaning or distrust and despair do not move God, God is moved by faith. When we develop this tone we need to take decisive steps to give up and let go of this attitude so that God can begin to use us again.

Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus says the Lord (to Jeremiah): ‘If you return (and give up this mistaken tone of distrust and despair)’

c. GET RID OF THE DOUBT

When we develop doubt, we set ourselves up for disaster. Doubt and suspicions about God and His faithfulness are unacceptable and vile to God.

Jeremiah 15:19 ‘and if you separate the precious form the vile (cleansing your own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning God’s faithfulness)’

Our doubt concerning God is unworthy and unwarranted. Don’t let it get a foothold in your life.

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