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Are You “Right” With God?

16 Jan

I hear people asking that question fairly often. It’s a pretty important one, I guess. But I don’t ever ask it myself. I don’t ask anyone that question for several reasons…the main reason being is that I think most people, when asked, would answer it wrong. Our religious culture causes us to place the emphasis squarely in the wrong place most of the time. Nearly always the thought process leads people to look at their own life and make some serious determinations. Most people would tell you that they don’t read the Bible enough. Most of them, if they were comfortable enough to be totally honest with us, would also tell us that they don’t pray nearly as much as they should. And, by that, it leads them to think that they’re not right with God or that God, somehow, is displeased with them. I think that’s tragic!

Of course we should read the Bible; it’s good for us……for a lot of reasons. And prayer, well prayer is extremely important…again for a lot of good reasons. And while they benefit us in countless ways doing them doesn’t push our righteousness up the thermometer even one little tick. 

But the question of , “Are you right with God?” must really be looked at from His perspective (as best we can with our little finite minds). You see, God is a Father….and that changes everything! Now, I’m not saying I have the total perspective of God. That’d be stretching it a bit! lol ….But I am a father,…been one for 39 years now. And I’m a father of 5 incredible kids (all grown now).….so I know a little bit about how a father thinks. My love for my kids is not based on how many good things they do. I hope they do a lot of good things….but whether they do or not doesn’t affect my love for them one little bit!

I’m not looking at the things that they do wrong and holding those things against them. I’m not withholding my love for them until they get everything right. That just sounds dumb! And if you were to ask me if my kids were ‘right’ with me…..I wouldn’t even have to think about it! It’d be a yes every single time. My love for them is not conditional….and neither is God’s love for you.

If you’re born again you’re right with God. It’s that simple. Truth is, you can’t get any more ‘good with God’ than you already are! You’re the apple of His eye! You were ‘given’ His perfect love, already.

You should live in that….and quit trying to ‘earn’ something you already have!

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12 responses to “Are You “Right” With God?

  1. Tom Willis

    January 17, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Good stuff Andy, God loves us as much as he can no matter what. Yep

     
  2. Ronnie Brickman

    January 17, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I like this Andy, good job! Well put,,,, Thanks for your love for the Lord and your fellow man!

     
    • Andy R Taylor

      January 17, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Thanks a bunch Ronnie! Appreciate the feedback….and thanks for reading!!

       
  3. Britteny

    January 17, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Andy, you have captured this all to we’ll for me today. Thank you for being such a gracious disciple to the Lord for me to follow. I truly needed to read this today more than anything! I love you and am so thankful to have you in my life!

     
    • Andy R Taylor

      January 17, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Thanks Brittany! Yep, God’s pretty good!!

       
  4. Randy Poff

    January 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I want to ditto what Ronnie said Andy. Your perspective is dead on!!! I always enjoy reading your posts. Thanks!!

     
  5. Iky Akers

    January 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks Andy!!!!!!!!!! That was a nice BOOSTER shot!!!!!!!

     
    • Andy R Taylor

      January 17, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks Iky! Always good to hear from you!!

       
  6. Veronica Nash

    January 18, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you Andy, another message I needed to hear.

     
    • Andy R Taylor

      January 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks Rona! Appreciate the feedback! Tell Matt I say hello!

       

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