March 16, 2007
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.”
Even though some people try to deny and ignore it, deep within every person is a craving to seek and to know God. We were given a God-consciousness at our creation; God implanted some of Himself in each and every one of us. That’s why humans are the only creation of God that seeks Him and has an inner need for Him.
For example, one way we are like God is that we are called to reflect His dominion over the earth. God has all power over creation. He can tell lightning when and where to strike and command the seas to do His will. We have a small part of this power that God gave us to subdue and rule the earth.
Another way we are like God is that we have the capacity to make choices. Unfortunately, because we’re all sinful we have made wrong choices, but sin has not canceled out our capacity to accept or reject God’s commands.
Giving us the gift of choice was a risky and costly decision for God, because it cost Christ His life. But it was worthwhile for God because He wants us to choose Him, not be programmed by Him. He loved us, chose us, and saved us, and He wants us to love and choose Him.
The bottom line is you and I were made for God. He wants us to make the choice to accept His Son as our Savior so that we will be with Him forever. If you haven’t done so already, I challenge you to do that today.
CHRIST PAID A HIGH PRICE FOR OUR FREE WILL. HAVE YOU MADE THE CHOICE TO ACCEPT HIS LOVE AND SACRIFICE BY PLACING YOUR FAITH IN HIM?