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Beyond Today: Groping for God

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Are you like the person who once said, "I believe in God, but it seems like God is far off – so unreal!" Why is it that so many people feel this way? The answer is found in many factors, let me give you one. God is unreal to the average person because we are too busy and distracted with activity. Our secular world is not designed to point us to the spiritual. Our lives are filled with activity that keeps us moving from one project to another and from one pleasure to another. It reminds me of a story where Satan called together all of his demons assistants to give them instructions about how to distract humans and keep them from finding and developing a lasting realtionship with God. He said "We must steal their time, so they can't gain that experience in God, distract them from gaining hold of God and maintaining a vital connection throught their day!" "and invent un-numbered schemes to occupy their minds." "Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, then borrow, borrow, borrow." "Overstimulate their minds so that they can't hear that still, small voice." "Entice them to play the radio whenever they drive - - to keep the television constantly playing in their homes." As their family fragments, soon their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work." "Overstimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice." "And pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day." "Invading their driving moments with billboards and music" "Flood their mailboxes with junk mail offering free products, services, and false hopes." "Even in their recreation, let them be excessive." "Have them return from their recreation exhausted and unprepared for the coming week." "Don't let them go out in nature." "Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, concerts and movies instead." Well, it was quite a convention in the end, and the evil demons went eagerly to their assignments causing believers everywhere to get busy, busy, busy and rush here and there. Does this sound familiar? If you find yourself wondering where God is and feel you are groping for meaning and real values for your life, it may be time to slow down and examine what is filling up your days. God can be found. You don't have to wander around in the darkness without meaning. Take the time you have and seek God while He may be found. For Beyond Today... I'm Darris McNeely

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Duration: 2 minutes and 25 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: United Church of God, an International Association
Views: 171
Posted by: beyondtodaytv on Apr 30, 2008

Do you find yourself wondering where God is? Are you groping for values and real meaning in your life?

Maybe its time to slow down and examine what is filling your days.

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