Leviticus 20 records God saying that He separated His people out from the rest that they should “be Mine.”
God wants you to be His valentine. Don’t we all want someone to say, “Be Mine?” Then why don’t we flock to the greatest lover of them all when He calls to us, “Be Mine?”
It’s because we’re unwilling to return His love. We want to take and not give. We want our needs met without anything demanded of us.
God wants us to love Him alone, but our eyes wander. We love too many things and don’t want to let go and cling to just One.
Why do we hide from God? Why don’t we run to Him when He is good, loving, faithful, shows us tender mercy, and unfathomable grace? What is wrong with us?
There’s absolutely only one reason, unbelief. We don’t believe. We don’t really believe it’s true. If we believed we could walk and talk in fellowship with One who loves us unconditionally, eternally, forgiving, restoring, ever good and ever faithful God who will never leave us or forsake us, there is no way we’d go a day or more without spending time just fellowshipping with Him, hanging out together and enjoying each other’s company.
If that’s the strangest talk you’ve ever heard, chances are you’ve been introduced to religion, not relationship.
God didn’t create you just to obey Him. God created you to be with Him.
He wants to talk to you. You can approach the throne with confidence. Picture a little girl or boy who is the apple of daddy’s eye and daddy is the king. Others approach with trepidation and only at his allowance, but the beloved child can come running in and onto his lap at their pleasure.
We just have to believe what we say we believe about God. You can’t live in fear if you actually believe what the Bible says about God. If we believed, we’d cling to Jesus and never let go.
We have to believe. We have to have faith.
Without faith it is impossible to please God. Anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
He promises to be found if you seek Him. The reward is Himself. And that’s more than you could ever ask for or even imagine.