God Doesn't Need That!

Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God. I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me. -Psalm 50:7,8

We all get caught up in the traffic of life, and it seems like we don't have time for the most important person in our life, but we feel like we owe Him something. It may be going to church, reading your Bible, being nice to people, even spreading the gospel. Whatever it is, we have a little mental list whether we realize it or not. We just have God as another box to check off on our to-do list. Many see God as an angry old man looking down from heaven, ready with a lightning bolt in His hand, just itching to throw it at you the first wrong move you make. Well, let me tell you, if that were the case, you would be dead. 

I said we feel like we owe God something as if we don't, no we do, God made you, gave you everything you will ever need, when we messed up He died to get us back, then He didn't take us back He asked for us to come back. If you owe anyone anything, it's God, but He is not how most people think He is, and He doesn't want what most people think He wants. Let's look at one scripture that portrays this.


 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.-Matthew 11:29


He wants to teach us in rest. He says He is meek and lowly in heart. How many would describe God as meek and lowly in heart? So what does God want? Let's continue the passage we began with…


I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds. For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof. Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?-Psalm 50:9-13


He doesn't need your money. It doesn't profit Him for you to go to church or read your Bible. He is the Creator of the universe; what can you do that would profit Him at all? You have to understand that these all have their place, but God doesn't instruct you to do them for His benefit, but yours. He made you because He loves you. He died for you because He loves you. He gave you everything you need for life and godliness BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU, not because he needs it. Now am I saying you can't bless God; nothing you can do can be of any benefit to Him? No, that isn't what I'm saying.


Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.-Psalm 50:14,15


Look at that, read it again, and again, and again. Let it soak into your heart. Let God speak to you about it. Let Him show you His heart through it. He doesn't want your sacrifices; He wants your thanksgiving. He wants you to be thankful, be happy, look to Him and recognize that He has provided for you He is your provider. And call upon Him when you are distressed. He wants you to call him. He wants to help you, but you must ask. He's not like the devil. The devil won't ask to bring you trouble; he's going to push it into your life, but the Creator of the Universe will wait for your permission to intervene in your life. So call He wants to deliver you, and you will glorify Him. 


Think about that He will deliver you, and you will glorify Him. That brings Him glory. Your deliverance, and your thanksgiving! You praising Him and pointing at Him, saying, "This Guy right here. He is the Savior! He saved me, and He can save you too!"


Many people get the core foundation of good and evil mixed up because the devil is a deceiver, and He is good at it. But I'm here to tell you the truth, and the truth has the power to SET YOU FREE.

Here it is…

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. -James 1:17


God never changes; there is no variableness in Him.


Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.-Hebrews 13:8


The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. -John 10:10


God is good, and the devil is bad. Now don't quit on me here; hold on. Many believe God makes bad things happen to you to learn something or for His glory in the end. Maybe, but let's use our brains. If you get cancer and suffer and die from it, and the whole time you claim, God put this on you, and it's for His glory. How does this glorify God for you to suffer? No, I want you to think with me. Where in the Bible did someone's suffering prove to be to the glory of God? Only where God healed them. If you read through the Bible, it's clear what is good and what is evil. If you are a Christian, you likely have the Word of God written down in a book you know as the Holy Bible, and the devil has been attacking that from the beginning. Why would you allow people to spoon-feed you lies when you have the truth? 


You have been lied to about God. If you are confused with understanding what seems like God changing in the Old Testament and the New, don't let that whittle at your faith; go search out the truth. You can do this in spirit and truth right out of your Bible, reading your Bible, which is truth, and then letting God reveal Himself through it. I highly recommend this, but many people need a helping hand and if you feel like that is a daunting task (don't give up on it, the Word will change your life), read the book the True Nature of God by Andrew Wommack. You have no idea how much peace and security this gave me about my Creator. He is good, He never changes, and He wants you to understand Him away from the picture the devil has drawn of Him. 

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