Compass Point #7


God is always the initiator in our relationship with Him. From the beginning of creation to the daily instruction and encouragement we receive from Him. He is the initiator, not us. We have nothing to bring to the table save the fact that we are loved by God. Even our introduction to faith and relationship through Jesus is initiated by God and not us.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 (ESV)

I hope you can rest in the knowledge that you are loved no matter what. Jesus pursues you even when you aren’t pursuing Him. He doesn’t, however, force you to respond. That is completely up to you. There is no decision I have ever made as important as the one to respond to Jesus. It’s a decision that I have to choose every day. I respond to what he is teaching me in His word. I respond to His love by willingly choosing to love others even if they are not very loveable.

We have the opportunity to respond in every detail of our lives from our faith, our jobs, our families and friends, our spending choices, and especially in our walk with Jesus. God is often blamed for not intervening more in our lives and world but the truth remains…He is knocking. Are we responding? If we could clearly see all that God is hoping and working for us, I think we would be amazed at the possibilities we missed because we chose to respond to something other than the Living Creator and Savior. God is initiating, what steps do you need to take to respond?

Truth: God is the initiator

Question: How am I responding to God’s leading?

1 Comment. Leave new

  • John Atherton
    January 15, 2013 5:27 pm

    I find that the thing that keeps me from really experiencing God at work in my life is that I get distracted. My focus gets pulled in other directions. What I have seen over time is that every time this happens I lose traction and momentum. It is like getting out of line and having to go to the end again. God is good though because even while I am waiting in line, God is at work in my life drawing me again toward him.


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