by the Rev. Wellinton J. Gorham Jr.,
Olivet Free Will Baptist Church
Everyone worships something: someone, some thing or even themselves. So you see people reveal their devotion to their god in various ways. Yet there is still something missing, these gods can only give temporary relief. To their disappointment the future is the same as the past. Because the god they are serving is unable to fill the void in their lives.
Who do you worship? What do you believe? Did you talk with your god today? Did he answer your cry? What did he do for you today? Where does your god live? Is he alive?
Let me introduce you to the one true God, who has defeated Satan. He is the God of creation, who spoke everything into existence. The God of heaven, who created man from the dust of the Earth. He is the eternal God. He has no beginning and he has no end. He is the same as yesterday, today and will be the same forever. He is the Creator, preserver and sustainer of all things.
The great God who dwells in the heavens is also interested in you as a person. He sees you no matter where you are. He loves and cares for you. He also wants to be your friend. He sent his Son to be your Savior. He wants to live with you, and even more then that, he wants to live within you. He says in John 15:4: "Abide in me, and I in you."
If he does not dwell in your heart, then who does? Just by looking around we can see that Satan is ruling and ruining the lives of many people. He is the one who rules these hearts. He can put evil suggestions in your heart, like lying, stealing, lusting, cheating, seeking revenge and self-promotion. If Satan lives in your heart and entices you to indulge in any of these sins and more, then why not come to the God of gods, who have given his only begotten Son, Jesus, who died for your sins and the sins of the world -- as it says in John 3:16.
Most people ask, How can this be true? How can one, who is so great, all powerful, and almighty dwell in my heart? Let us look at what it says in Isaiah 57:15: "For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones."
If you are sick and tired of sin, why not call upon God and repent of your sins. By having faith in God and by the atoning blood of Jesus Christ your sins will be forgiven and you will receive a new nature. In other words, your life will be changed. When Satan comes around to tempt you, you can rely on the presence of almighty God to give you directions and teach you in all things, as it says in John 14:26.
Jesus promises in John 10:10 an abundant life and he is able to give it to you. This gift is yours as long as you remain faithful and obedient to him. Isaiah 1:19 says: "If you be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land." No other is this great. Jesus is, the one and only true God. Do you know him? If you do not, I pray that you will come to know him before it's to late. You only have today. Tomorrow might be too late.