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If You Met God Today (standard:Editorials, 887 words)
Author: LoriAdded: Dec 22 2007Views/Reads: 2398/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
What would you do? What question would you ask? How would you react?
 



If You Met God Today 

A few weeks ago a friend of mine wrote a blog on the subject of if you
met God what question would you ask. I answered, generically, right 
away. But it has been on my mind since I read it. See.  I have a 
problem. I wouldn't be able to ask one question because it's not my 
nature to be satisfied with simple answers. I want to ask a question, 
then turn it around and ask another one, or a similar one, in the next 
breath until I get the thought out of my head in a way that, granted is 
confusing, will help me understand the answer better. 

There's a song by Mercy Me called “I Can Only Imagine.” It talks about
this very thing, not about questioning God, but more about what it 
would be like to meet Him face to face. The chorus of the song is this: 
“Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel? Will I dance for 
you Jesus? Or in awe of you be still? When I stand in Your presence, to 
my knees will I fall? Will I sing hallelujah? Will I be able to speak 
at all? I can only imagine. I can only imagine.” It brings to mind the 
most important question we could have. What would we do if we were to 
met God today? 

No one but Moses has ever seen God's face. The Bible tells of a sight so
beautiful and powerful that Moses had to wear a veil after the viewing 
because there was a glow about his face. The awesome spirit of Christ 
was seen on his face and people couldn't handle it. So, to my way of 
thinking, you have to be dead to be able to look upon His face. Will we 
be able to look Him in the eye even then? No one really knows, do they? 


I feel like I'm rambling, so let me get my thoughts together. If I were
to go to Heaven at this exact moment in time what question would be on 
my mind? I've thought about it for more than two weeks and keep coming 
back to the same ones. Do you love me enough to let me in the gates of 
Heaven? Even though I haven't lived the life You sent out for me? Even 
though I haven't lived my life for YOU? I'm living a double life right 
now, does that make me a bad person? Do you forgive me for my 
transgressions? Am I worthy enough of Your love to be forgiven YET 
again? Do you still love me even though I'm a sinner? 

But, then I think about how everyone asks those questions. Am I supposed
to be different? Just because I'm intelligent and street smart, does 
that make me different from anyone else? I don't think so. Listen, you 
can have a man/woman dumb as dirt come into the kingdom of Heaven. 
Jesus is not racist. The Bible tells us He views everyone in the same 
light. A bum on the street is loved as much as the richest man on 
Earth. So why should my questions be any different from the next 
person's? 

Because we ALL strive to be unique! Doesn't matter who we are, where
we've come from, how much religion we have, money, material things, 
none of this matters to Christ. In the eyes of God we are ALL His 
children. The biggest sinner in the world is no better than I am. So 
what if I've had the Holy Ghost, being baptized in the name of Jesus 
Christ, can speak in tongues when the will of God allows me too. So 
what I was raised in church, went every Sunday morning, night, and 
Wednesday Bible study, was there every time the doors opened. These 
things don't matter when you aren't living FOR Jesus. They're in the 
past. What matters is what you did yesterday, do today, and will do 
tomorrow. 

So, what would we do if we were to met God today? I would hope that I
fall to my knees and praise Him for loving me when no one else would, 
protecting me when I couldn't protect myself, defended me when I 
couldn't do it myself, and care about me because my name is still in 
the Book of Life. Yeah, I'm not living for God and my faith has 
slipped. But I do know one thing. He loves me today as much as He did 
yesterday, last week, months ago, and from years past. God will always 
love me. My job is to love Him back. 

So what would you do? What question would you ask? What is on your mind
this Christmas season that has you so depressed, disjointed, listless, 
lonely, betrayed, unloved, and spirit broken? What could make it all 
right in your world? Hasn't He proven the miracle of creation just by 
being born to a virgin? Hasn't He shown how much He cared by giving His 
only begotten Son to die for YOUR sins? God stood there and watched 
every parent's nightmare become a reality. Could you have done the 
same? 

Just some thoughts to ponder while I'm away. Have a Merry CHRISTmas and
a Happy New Year everyone. 

December 21, 2007


   


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