Is Almighty God a part of your life or apart from your life? Are the glorious things of God a source of rejoicing in your life or simply things that happen in your life? Are the people of God the most important people in your life or just additional names on some social networking site?
During Bible times, if the word God were spoken, people would immediately stop what they were doing and listen due to their respect for His name. Now days, the word god is nothing more than the third word of the overused phrase “oh my god”. Without utter awe of God, there is no way to honestly respect Him in your mind, honor Him with your heart or live for Him with your life.
I believe God is closer to us than our very breath. I believe He lives in us and is eyes behind our eyes, ears behind our ears, feet behind our feet and heart behind our heart. God is not apart from us but literally a part of us. There is no reason to ever feel alone and forsaken for God is as close to you as your next breath or heartbeat.
The things of God are all matters relating to Him. The Word of God provides us with information about what God has done and will be doing. The Holy Spirit within us provides us with “real time” information about what God is doing. Everything God does should fuel the passion in our hearts to love Him more and serve Him in a greater way.
If one were to honestly catalog every “God thing” each day, it would astound and deeply humble us. God is at work within us to will and to do of His good pleasure. God constantly protects us, guides us and helps us through each day via His power, His angels and His grace. There is never a moment when God forgets about us or is too busy to help, strengthen or bless us. Truly our joy and rejoicing in this life should be in the “things of God”.
We have contact with a multitude of people in our lives. We have business associates, friends and family who many times are not Godly. All of these people can provide us with assistance, make us laugh or be there when we have a crisis. These people many times are our “buddies” but rarely should they be the most important people to us.
No one should be closer to our hearts, be at the top of our prayer lists and the ones we turn to at the greatest moments in this life than our brothers and sisters in Christ. Our spiritual family is what allows us to endure pressure, handle adversity and fully appreciate God’s abundant blessings in our lives. We have so much to be thankful for, especially God being at work within us, His mighty works abounding through us and His wonderful people standing with us.