Blessings to you, the readers of this page, in Jesus Christ our Lord. May He guide you and protect you always.
God makes Himself directly available to all people in the world, regardless of their religion, nationality, age, sex, race, past history, personal behavior or any other trait or characteristic. There are no exceptions, and no intermediaries are needed. He is available to listen to you and to guide you - this day, this hour, this minute - no matter who you are are what you may have done.
This access to God is a right He has given to you, and to every other person in the world. There is One God, Who created all things, including you. And because He made you, He has chosen to make Himself continuously available to you, no matter what.
You don't have to be a Christian, or a Jew, or a Muslim, or Hindu, a Buddhist, or a member of any religion: just a human being. That is enough to gain access to God.
The way it works is this: He is available, but you must initiate the contact. You must start the conversation, place the call, knock on His door. He usually does not respond until He knows you are sincerely trying to be close to Him, to know Him, to have an ongoing relationship with Him, not merely asking for some favor. Once He is convinced that you are sincere, He will establish the contact - join the conversation, answer the call, open His door to you. But you must begin the process yourself.
The Bible affirms that this is how it works. Bible verses are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, available online at https://www.hti.umich.edu/r/rsv/ You can cross-check these verses in other Bible versions at www.BibleGateway.com
But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29 RSV)
. . . for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off for ever. (1 Chronicles 28:9 RSV)
If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you. (2 Chronicles 15:2b RSV)
In the pride of his countenance the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, "There is no God." (Psalms 10:4 RSV)
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. (Proverbs 8:17 RSV)
You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, (Jeremiah 29:13 RSV)
Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8 RSV)
And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. (Luke 11:9-10)
that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after him and find him. Yet he is not far from each one of us, (Acts 17:27 RSV)
And without faith it is impossible to please him. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 RSV)
Source of Bible verses: https://www.hti.umich.edu/r/rsv/
Blessings to you. May God help us all.
Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - LoveAllPeople.org
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