Summary: We all live our lives in bubbles. Our goal should be to have God in the center of our bubble. Where is God in your bubble?
Leonard Christian Church
Where is God in your life?
INTRO: In camp last summer I taught a class. The class I taught was for the Jr. High week 1, and the class was to be on Practical Christian Living. Practical Christian Living is something that we should have down pat. It should be something that we do everyday of our lives, day in and day out. But is it? Do we consider God in everything we do? Do we consider God when we wake up in the morning? Do we consider God when we go to work every weekday? Do we consider God when we make plans for the weekend? Or do we just consider God when we come here on Sunday morning. We should and need to consider God in everything we do. I posed a question to the Jr. High class everyday of the week that I taught. That question was: Where is God in your life? You see we live our lives a bubble. When we start our lives our bubble is very small, and they consist of our basic needs. They include mainly our mother and father and maybe a sister or brother, if we have a sister or brother. And who’s going to feed me, and who’s going to change my diaper? As we grow older our bubble gets bigger and bigger. We meet more people, we have more things, we have jobs, we have homes, and we have children. We move from place to place and we meet many, many different people. So as we grow our bubble just continues to get bigger. When our bubble is small it’s easy to keep our focus on one thing, but as it gets bigger we start splitting our focus on many different things. It’s inevitable that we do, I don’t think it’s wrong to have our focus on many different things, but I believe it’s wrong to focus on those many things without considering God first.
When I asked where is God in your bubble? Most of the kids said that God was not even in their bubble and some said He was way off to the side. What we need to do is get God in the center of our bubble. When He is in the center then we will consider Him in everything we do. We must seek God first in all we do. When we get up in the morning, when we go to work, when we plan for the weekend. If you are not a Christian then you need to seek God all the more, but if we are Christians we still need to seek God. So what should we know about seeking God. Lets turn to God’s word and find out about seeking Him.
"Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him
return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon."
So what can we find out from this verse about seeking God? Well, you see that verse 6 says Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.
POINT 1: There is a time to seek after God
2 Corinthians 6:2 says this: "for He says, “AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU, AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU” ;behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION"
So you see in this verse that it says that now is the time that we need to be seeking after God. Why? Because now is the day of salvation! You might think that I’m saying that today is the day that the Lord is coming back, well no I’m not but, I’m not saying that it isn’t. Do I know when the day of salvation will be? Do you know? No! Only God knows the day the Lord will return. But what does that tell us? It tells us that we need to be seeking God today. We cannot afford to wait until tomorrow because tomorrow may be to late. If Jesus where to come back today, would you be ready? If you’re not ready, then now is the time to seek after God. Now is the time to put Him in the center of your bubble.
We have a duty to seek after God, Zephaniah 2:3 says this: "Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of the LORD’S anger."
We have a duty to seek out the Lord; everyone on this earth has that duty. All those humble on the earth are supposed to seek out righteousness. And if we are not humble it tells us to seek humility.