"But now God is hidden. Now it is possible to be in our world and not know him, not experience his presence, not follow his ways, not live in gratitude."
When I read this in my new bible, I was struck by how powerful these words are.
God is hidden.
It is possible to be in our world and not know him.
It is possible to be in our world and not experience His Holy Spirit.
It is possible to be in our world and not follow His ways.
It is possible to be in our world and be selfish and self-serving.
But should it be possible? I would never want to put myself in the position of "well, if I was God..." But at the same time, let's think about this for a second.
God created all things and because of His will they existed and were created (Revelation 4:11). We were created by a God that has the power to make us choose to love him, but he doesn't force us. We are given the free will to live our lives as we please. Why?
Love by means of free will is the love that matters. VOLUNTARY LOVE is what God wants.
I love you. You are an almighty, all powerful, loving father. I pray that I please you in all that I do, and most importantly, I pray that you mold me and shape me from the inside out so I can be more of you and less of me.