Drawn to the Father

John 6:45   (KJV)   45 It is written in the prophets, and they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

God clearly speaks to us through nature, His prophets, His Word, and His Spirit. He is the Source of all truths; He is the ultimate Teacher. We listen; we learn; we get a glimpse of Who He is, a very small glimpse into His immeasurable love, His incomparable beauty, His inscrutable wisdoJohn 6.45 - Drawn to the Father - 2m, his unlimited power, and His mighty works, but more than enough for us to be passionately attracted to Him.

A hidden and detached God would have not benefited us; but we’re greatly blessed because our God and heavenly Father, though bigger than the entire vast universe, greater than all principalities and powers, exalted—high and lifted up, takes it upon Himself to reveal Himself to us. He evidently shows His amazing handiwork all around us so those of us who earnestly seek, find. He masterfully arranged and designed everything so that He can teach His children well.

We seek Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. To those of us who faithfully do, He shows Himself “fully.” One of the gentle ways He draws us to Him is by divine revelation. Wise people aptly choose to draw towards the beautiful and good. What hungry soul won’t run to the Bread of Life? What dying soul won’t run to Life Eternal? What troubled soul won’t run to the Prince of Peace, and what battered soul won’t come to the One who walks on water and stills the waves? We who see, we who hear, we who learn come.

Stay True to the Truth

2 Timothy 3:14 KJV

“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them”

Faithfulness to the W34302331-1466031558746_640x640ord and/or the faith is indispensable in our lives as His people. We learn directly from the Scriptures with the Holy Spirit as our teacher. We also learn from faithful teachers who the Lord has placed in our lives–people who are in this journey before us. Both ways are God’s ways; both are blessings.

The last days will usher in increased evil. It calls for greater vigilance and faithfulness in the life of the saints. We are firm on our grip of God’s Word; we need our spiritual compass; with it our beliefs and lifestyles aren’t confusing. God, in His goodness and graciousness provides us with additional able and willing helps and guides–believers who we can trust, not just because of our relationship or closeness to them; they are brothers and sisters in the Lord who are uncompromising and whose fruits obviously speak of their genuineness as God’s very own.

There’s truth, half-truth, and no-truth. Although unpopular, we stand for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Our disciplers and we know the real deal. We are laughed at, and we’re maligned; we’re unpopular to the world, but that doesn’t change our stand or diminish our status before God. Many will choose to follow whoever and whatever in opposition to God; we choose to walk and grow in the truth–at all cost.