God continually pursues a love relationship with us that is real and personal. That is a topic most people don’t think about, the fact that God pursues us. God loves us and wants to have a relationship with us. Have you ever stopped to ponder the fact that the almighty creator of the heavens and earth goes out of His way to seek you out in order to build a loving relationship with you?
There are numerous scriptures that back up this fact. Rev. 3:20 says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”
This scripture is not talking about a literal door. It is talking about the door to your heart. It is in the heart where God wants to reside and place His spirit. It is in the heart that we feel his presence and that presence is felt through love and the Holy Spirit. The challenge in all of our lives is to open that door and accept God’s invitation to be with him. God initially chooses us, but in doing so, we must decide to choose him.
Jesus told his disciples, “You did not choose me, but I chose you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last.” (John 15:16). When it comes to ministry, Jesus does the choosing and God does the revealing of who Jesus is. Let me explain. When Jesus chose the disciples he asked them one time who they thought he was. Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matt 16:16).
What is interesting is the very next statement out of Jesus’ mouth. Jesus tells Peter, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in Heaven.” (Matt 16:17).
Peter figured out that Jesus was the Messiah based not on people telling him that, but based on God revealing that to him. The point here is God reveals Christ to all of us. God will never give up in revealing Christ to us. What we must be able to do as humans is notice how God is trying to reveal himself to us. We must be open minded enough to not only acknowledge that there is a God, but accept the fact and look for the evidence that God reveals to us who Jesus is. The big question is, how does one do that?
The first and most simple way to see God revealing Jesus to us is to simply ask. If we ask God to reveal his son to us, God will do so. “Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find.” The problem is most people don’t ask God to reveal Himself to them. God consistently reveals himself whether we ask or not, but when we specifically ask for that revelation, God gives it to us.
Following asking, we must observe. God acts and reveals Himself in our lives frequently. The trouble is, most of the time we don’t perceive it. Most of the time we are not aware of his interventions, answered prayers and acts of love. We can see God working in our lives through a combination of the following. God works in our lives through Prayer, The Holy Spirit, The Church, Life Circumstances and God’s Holy Word. If you don’t pray, don’t go to church, don’t believe in the Holy Spirit, don’t read the Bible and don’t observe your life circumstances, how can you possibly expect to know God and build a relationship with him? How can you possibly see how God is working in your life? God seeks us for a love relationship, but it is up to us to maintain that relationship. God never turns from us, we turn from him.