Christian Growth

God vs. Google

It seems like I’m always Googling something…

The need to know is easily satisfied with a quick visit to my iphone. My daughter wants to know the scientific divisions in the Equine family: Google. My son wants to know the highest named number: Boom. Googleplexian. (Since we learned it, Googleplexian is a regularly used word around our house. ie: My four year old wants googleplexian train tracks for his birthday, etc…) What else you want to know? These answers are real. They are static we can see them and we believe they are (for the most part) true.

But, Dr. Google Doesn’t Always Have the Answer.

Has there ever been a time when you wished you could just google the answer to a hard question in your life? Dear one, you can’t pull up God’s will for your life on the internet. You can’t do an internet search and find out if your family should make that move, why you’re struggling to make ends meet, or whether or not you should take that job.  The internet is not a source of comfort or hope when you are inconsolable and your hope is lost: when you are drowning in your sadness, depression, financial need etc…
The answer to the questions that really matter can only be found in time spent in prayer with your Bible open. The answers found in time spent with God are more satisfying than anything you can pull up on Google. IMG_1187My pastor said recently in a lesson on prayer, “There are going to be times in your life that you are going to need to know how to get in touch with God.” If everything in your life is perfect right now, consider yourself blessed. But, trust me, there are going to be times in your life that you are going to need to know how to get in touch with God. Not wonder if he exists. Not know about him. You are going to NEED him. Why not develop a relationship with him now?

“There are going to be times in your life that you are going to need to know how to get in touch with God. Not wonder if he exists. Not know about him. You are going to NEED him.”


You Can “Search” for God…

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” ~Jeremiah 29:13

He can be found. Yes, and he can be found of you. Go to him. Let him be your refuge. Let him be your strength. He will be your help. (Psalm 46:1)

You may not have prayed in a long time.

It doesn’t matter.

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

Come before him boldly. (Hebrews 4:16)

Come before him humbly. (I Peter 5:5)

Come before him with thanksgiving. (Philippians 4:6)

Pray.


“But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him. Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.” Psalms 4:3-4


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