Finding Your Way Back To God
This week we have a special guest speaker, our Texico
Conference President, Elder Lee-Roy Chacon. He has a
special message for us. We will be looking at Luke 15 as
Elder Chacon has entitled his message “Finding Your
Way Back to God”. As he develops this theme for us
we will be looking at ways to practically return to God.
In the book, he Desire of Ages, Ellen White paints a picture
of Jesus our Savior that is meant to endear us to Him, but
it is also meant to show us a way in which we may come
closer to our Heavenly Father. As you analyze this book
with Scriptures right next to you, it is possible to see how
powerful a connection we can develop through Christ.
This week I want to leave you with a challenge and two
quotes to help you with this challenge. I want to challenge
you to find a way to study the word of God more in order
to better understand who our God is. Do you want to
know Him more? Then spend more time with Him. Notice
the following quotes. The first is a quote by Jesus and the
second is an Ellen White quote.
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn
the world, but to save the world through him … But who
ever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may
be seen plainly that what they have done has been done
in the sight of God” (John 3:17, 21, NIV).
“It would be well for us to spend a thoughtful hour each
day in contemplation of the life of Christ. We should take
it point by point, and let the imagination grasp each scene,
especially the closing ones. As we thus dwell upon His
great sacrifice for us, our confidence in Him will be more
constant, our love will be quickened, and we shall be more
deeply imbued with His spirit. If we would be saved at last,
we must learn the lesson of penitence and humiliation at
the foot of the cross” (The Desire of Ages, pg 83).
As you look at this challenge to understand who God is,
spend some time studying who Jesus is. Jesus came to this
world not only to save us from our sins but to also show
us who God is. May you spend time learning and growing
in Jesus and as you do may the picture of our Heavenly
Father become all the more clear!
Grace and Peace,