Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Crazy Door

I sat on my bike in our driveway watching our garage door open and shut as though a kid had hold of the remote control. I went back and looked at the sensors at the bottom of the doors. There was nothing blocking them. Then I realized what had happened. The remote control button was stuck down, and sending a wrong signal.

There are people that are like my garage door. They don’t know whether they are open or closed to the things of God. One moment they believe. Then they don’t. One moment they have peace. Then they don’t. What’s their problem? Their remote button is jammed down on what the Bible calls “unbelief.” Nowadays we would call it “mistrust.” If we don’t have faith in God, we mistrust Him. Try establishing a relationship with anyone using mistrust. Try it with your mom, dad, wife, boyfriend girlfriend, or business partner. You won’t get anywhere. So, why should anyone think that they can have a relationship with God when they don’t trust Him? Have faith in God. It’s easy. He is faithful. If you don’t trust Him, it means you think He’s not trustworthy. He is devious. He's a liar.

So what should you then do to start an open relationship with God? The same thing you would do if you mistrusted a loved one. Start with an apology for insulting them with your lack of faith. Ask God to forgive you for such a terrible thing. And when you ask Him to forgive you for all your sins, make sure you “ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:6-7).