A Personal God

“For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.” - Isaiah 43:3


Growing up I used to watch old television shows and sitcoms that were popular back in the 50s and 60s. In those shows, I’d often see something that was quite shocking. Whenever people got sick, doctors would take the time to come to the home of the person needing treatment and would provide care and treatment for the ill patient in the house.

Not only did they provide care for the sick person, but they also brought candy and treats for others in the house as well. This was intriguing to me because when we get sick, the doctor does not come to us. We have to go to him. And when you get to the doctor’s office, you have to deal with a series of insurance regulations, paperwork, and a screening process just to see the doctor.

While this might not be the system in place now, there is still one Physician who makes house calls. You might know Him as The Lord God Almighty. This is significant because there used to be real theological debates in the ancient world about where one could find God. Is God just in the heavens, disinterested in the affairs of humankind as some religious and philosophical schools taught?

Or is God down here, in the earth, present with us? And if God is down here, where is He? Is He in nature? Is He in the plants, the animals, and the trees? Or is God confined to the hallowed halls and ornate temples that various people have constructed for His honor, and His worship? As Moses suggests in Scripture, God is not just out there residing in some celestial abode in the sky. God is not just manifested in the elements of the air and nature. God is not just confined to the cloistered confines of a cathedral, temple, or religious place of worship.

God can, does, and wants to show up at your house. The Bible provides so many clear pictures and portraits of what happens when God makes house calls and visits our homes. We will go into further detail on this in the coming days. But for today, you should know that God is a personal God, and He is not just “out there” somewhere. He made you and He wants to have a personal relationship with you. God wants to come into your home.

Tagged with , ,

No Comments


Subscribe Now for Free Daily Devotions

* indicates required

Recent

Archive

 2022

Categories

Tags

Christ Corinthians Ecclesiastes Egypt Ephesians Exodus Franklin Roosevelt Galatians Genesis God-centered God's will Great Depression Hal Lindsey Hebrews Holy Spirit Isaiah Israelites James Jeremiah Jesse Owens Jesus John Jonah Joshua Law Leviticus Luke Matthew New Deal Proverbs Psalms Psalm Ralph Waldo Emerson Servant Word of God abandonment ability acceptance actions adoption advanced adversity advice alone amazed anger anxiety appeal approval arguemnts arrives aspirations assurance attitude authenticity aware battle beauty belief believers believer believe best bias bible bitterness blessings blessing body of Christ boldness bondage brand bravery breakthrough building burden burnout busyness cares caring challenges challenge changes change character choices choice chosen church clarity comeback comfort comfot command commitment communication community companionship comparison compassion concerns confidence conflict congregational connection consequences consistency constrains contentment content control conversations conviction cornerstone correction counsel courage created cured dating deacon death decisions decision dedication defeat delay delight deliverance deliver depression desires desire desperate desperation destination destiny destruction determination determined deter difficulties disciple discouragement dismayed distance doubt dreams dream drought drowning effective effects eliminate emotional emotions encouraged encouragement encourage endurance endure enemy environment eternal evangelism exhaustion failure faithful faith famine fasting fate fathers father faults favor fear feelings fight focus following follow folow forgiveness forward foundation freedom friendships friendship fruit of the Spirit frustrated frustrations frustration future gifts gift given giving glory goals gospel grace grateful gratitude greatness grief growth grow guidance guide habits habit happiest healing heart heir help hiding home honesty honest honor hope house humanity humility hurt illustrate image immediately impact imperfections imperfection imperfect impossible impressions impression improve indulgence instruct intending intentional intents intimacy invaluable invitation invite journey joy judgement kindness labels leading lead learning led legacy life lifted light limitations limits listening loneliness loss love loyalty master meditation mercy milestones mindset mind ministry mistakes mistrakes molding money mothers name navigate newfound obedience obedient opinions opportunity opposition oppurtunity overcome overcoming overstressed overwhelmed pain parenting passion past patience patienc peace perfectionism perfection perfect perish perseverance perseverence persistance personal perspective planning plan positivity possessions possibility powerfull power practice praise prayers prayer praying pray prejudice preparation prepared prepare presence present presevered pressure pride priorities private privilege proceeded process promises promise promotion protection protector provide provision purposeful purposes purpose pursuit questioning questions quitting reading rebuilding reciprocated recognize reconciliation redemption refining refresh refuge regrets reject rejoices rekindle relationships relationship relation release reliance relied reminded reminder remorse renewed renew repair replenishment replenish require rescued rescue resources responsibility restoration restored restricted restrore rest retaliation returns revelation reward righteousness righteous rock roles romans royalty running sabbath sacrifice sacrificing satisfy scripture seasons seeking seek self-control selfishness self senses service settle shackles shame share shield sidetracked sight single sin situation sleep souls soul sovereign spiritually spiritual spirit story stranger strenghth strengthen strength stress struggles struggle struggling study submit support surrender surrounded susceptible suspend sustains teaching temper temptations temptation testimony test thankfulness thankful time timing trials and tribulations trials tribulations triggered trigger troubles trouble trust urgently validation value victory vision void waiting wait walk wandering waste wavering weakness weapon weary welcomes well will of God wisdom working work world worry worship wrong