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Your Personal God

Your Personal God

16 February 2010

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 26-27; Acts 23

Scripture:

12 I’ll stroll through your streets. I’ll be your God; you’ll be my people. 13 I am God, your personal God who rescued you from Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians. I ripped off the harness of your slavery so that you can move about freely. (Leviticus 26:12-13 MSG)

God offered his people something that could only originate in him, never in them. God was offered to be their “Personal God.” God offered a personal relationship. But a personal relationship with God has to be on God’s terms, not man’s terms. He is God, after all.

In America we live in an era of personal computers, personal bankers, and personal trainers. In a most impersonal world, we long for the personal touch. God still offers to be our “Personal God” and the deal is still the same – it’s on his terms, not ours.

His terms are: "You’re a helpless sinner and I forgive you completely. You’re a hopeless orphan and I adopt you as my beloved child. Admit your helplessness and I’ll help you. Admit your hopelessness and I’ll give you hope. Admit your need and I’ll be your sufficiency in all things. I’ll be your Personal God!"

Prayer:

Father, Thanks for the offer of personal relationship with you. I accept your terms and I embrace your fatherhood and lordship of my life. You’re my personal God and Father. I’m your personal son and servant. Help me learn to live well in the joy and pain of the life and relationship you so graciously offer. Amen.

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