A few days ago, I had a conversation that shook me to my core and made me ask myself these two questions Who is your God? and What kind of a God do you serve? With the current political climate in Kenya and the general mood in the nation it may be easy to ask yourself “where is God in all of this mess?” What is He doing about the current state of our nation? I get it, I get why anyone would get in that state of mind however I want to ask a few questions: why is it that people only refer to God in times of trial, tribulation and turmoil? Why is He the one to blame for the state of Kenya? Aren’t we all created in His image and likeness? Haven’t we been given the gift of free will? Is it not apparent that every action and every decision comes with its own set of consequences and reactions?
As Christians I think we should make things very clear; blaming God, being mad and angry at Him is an absolute waste of time, energy and to be quite frank life. It just breeds anger, bitterness, disobedience and a hardened heart. I have come to a place where I no longer want to blame God for the evil in this world, frankly I don’t want to take part in the blame game. I want to do something about the things that urk me, I want to be a game changer and solution maker by addressing these two questions: Who is God? and What kind of God do I serve? The first addresses the person of God, the persona of God and the second delves deep into the attributes of God i.e when we say that God is almighty, omnipotent, all knowing, omnipresent what does that actually mean? How can that be practically applied in your life? I urge all of us to delve into the word of God and spend time with Him in prayer. Hear from Him in all areas of your life and in so doing you will know who God is and you will know the kind of God you serve.
When you read the Bible, worship or pray, do not approach it as a mundane chore do it with these two questions in mind and a pure heart. Often times I ten to seek God’s hand instead of Him, I also approach devotion as a transaction of sorts i.e. if I pray or read the Bible or worship or give or serve in a certain ministry I’ll get xyz… I’m not in any position to condemn anyone so please bear in mind that I’m not judging or pointing fingers at anyone and please don’t be offended. How many times have you prayed or studied the Bible or worshipped then just walked away immediately without giving God any time to speak to you or reveal Himself to you? I’m guilty of that and it’s sad to say that after a decade plus of walking in salvation I’ve only now come to realization of the importance of letting God speak to me. Just sitting in silence after devotion and meditating on a Bible verse or two throughout the day. I’m just now waking up and I hope today’s post will wake those who have been asleep like me. Let us actively answer those two questions in our daily devotion.
Here a few verses to get you started:
John 4:24 For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Revelations 22: 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Colossians 1: 16 For through him, God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made things we can see and the things we can’t see such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him.
I wish us all a great walk in salvation with the Lord.
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