WE ARE PROOF THAT HE IS GOD

WE ARE PROOF THAT HE IS GOD

Have you ever wondered if God exists? Have you ever been asked to prove that God exists? I don’t know about other religions, but as a Christian, I have lost count of the number of times that I was asked to prove that the God I believe in exists.

And if you have ever been in that situation, what has been your response? Do you do what Jesus did and say,

“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. …” Matthew 6:26

Or tell them to

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Matthew 6:28-29

Indeed, when we look around, when we gaze at the stars, when we consider how everything in this world, this universe, this cosmos just seem to exist, we cannot help but marvel and conclude that there must be a higher power at work.

Yet, did you know that whenever we are asked to prove that God exists, our Father doesn’t want you to point to the world around you. He doesn’t want you to point to the spectacular feats of nature. He wants you to point to you.

“I, yes I, am Adonai;
besides me there is no deliverer.
I have declared, saved and proclaimed —
not some alien god among you.
Therefore you are my witnesses,”
says Adonai. “I am God.” Isaiah 43:11-12 [CJB]

Yes, He is Adonai. Yes, He is the plural Adon. He is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is Lord, Master and Owner of all you survey. Not only that, He is the one who

“…created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

Indeed, He was the one who declared it and said,

““Let there be light”; and there was light.” Genesis 1:3

““Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so.” Genesis 1:24

But most of all, He was the one who declared it and said,

“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26

And after doing all that,

“Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.” Genesis 1:31

In the movie The Rock, Sean Connery played an former SAS agent who had been arrested and had his record erased. His social security details were deleted; even his birth documents. There was literally no evidence that he ever existed. And we can do that to any individual today, can’t we? We have all become digitized serial numbers and all trace of our existence; our bank accounts, our social media accounts, even our IDs; can be comprehensively and thoroughly erased.

But we can’t ever do that with God. Just look around you. There is so much evidence that He exists. Though science tries to disprove His existence by trying to explain the wondrous phenomena that God has put in place, it still cannot help but concede that for everything that it knows, there is still so much more that it doesn’t know.

Yet, our Father chooses to make us the evidence that He is God. How humbling is that?

And it’s not like we earned this place of privilege. In fact, this is what He says of us,

“But you didn’t pay a bit of attention to me, Jacob.
You so quickly tired of me, Israel.
You wouldn’t even bring sheep for offerings in worship.
You couldn’t be bothered with sacrifices.
It wasn’t that I asked that much from you.
I didn’t expect expensive presents.
But you didn’t even do the minimum—
so stingy with me, so closefisted.
Yet you haven’t been stingy with your sins.
You’ve been plenty generous with them—and I’m fed up.” Isaiah 43:22-24 [MSG]

When was the last time you heaped praise on our Father? When was the last time you truly thanked Him sincerely for all that He has done for you? When was the last time you gave Him a treat for giving you that raise? Yet, it wasn’t so long ago you did something nice for that friend who did you that favor, right?

And in truth, when our Father says,

“I have declared [the future] and saved [the nation] and proclaimed [that I am God]…” Isaiah 43:12 [AMP]

It is literally true. For when we were still deep set in our sin, our Father sent Jesus into the world to save us from sin. So that

“…as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13

And not only did God make us His children, Jesus also made us right with our Father, for on the cross,

“Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy].
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.” Isaiah 53:4-5 [AMPC]

And not only that, our Father has plans for us, for He has said,

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declared the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 [NIV]

And that is why Paul is so confident in saying that

“…we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

You know, beloved, our Father never made any demands of you. For all that He has done for you, He never made any demands of you. For this is the only work that you need to do.

“Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”” John 6:29

Even the good works which you are created to walk in were prepared beforehand,

“for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13

Yet, “Therefore you are My witnesses [among the pagans],” declares the Lord, “That I am God.” Isaiah 43:12 [AMP]

And if we are honest with ourselves, we are indeed living proof that He exists, aren’t we? Consider the Christian ‘before’ and ‘after’. Look at where you were before you finally decided to heed His call. And don’t for a moment think that you were ever abandoned, even when you sunk into your darkest pit, for as He said,

“I’ve been carrying you on my back
from the day you were born,
And I’ll keep on carrying you when you’re old.
I’ll be there, bearing you when you’re old and gray.
I’ve done it and will keep on doing it,
carrying you on my back, saving you.” Isaiah 46:3-4 [MSG]

You just didn’t realize it.

Then look at yourself now. Yes, there are troubles. But aren’t you better off now than then? Indeed, as it is for me, so I am confident that it is for you.

So beloved, the next time you are asked to prove that God exists, don’t point others to the stars in the sky or the lilies in the field. Point them to you. Tell them your story. Show them how your Father has been faithful in your life for indeed,

“…you are My witnesses [among the pagans],” declares the Lord, “That I am God.” Isaiah 43:12 [AMP]

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