Daily Devotional – 3/19/18 “Why God?”

Why God? When you initially look at these two words, the first thing that probably comes to mind is to question God. Why God is this happening? Why God hasn’t this happened? Why God do I have to suffer? Why God did my business fail? Why God isn’t anybody calling? Why God? But today, my question isn’t to God but it’s to you. Why God? In other words, why have you chosen God? Why do you go to worship every Sunday, bible study and Sunday school? Why do you attempt to live right? Why be devoted? Why pay tithes? Why God? I am asking you this question in order to prick your mind. See, it is easy for us to want to give up when trouble comes but then I remember why God. Sure, it’s easy to fall back into our old ways but then I remember why God. Yep, I can be angry at God for things not happening as quickly as I want but then I remember why God. For me, the answer is easy. I could tell you that I chose God because He chose me, He first loved me, He paid the ransom to the enemy for my life or because He’d anointed me. And while all these things are true, I chose God because He allowed me to try everything else and still called me worthy.

This is my truth but let me be clear. God wasn’t the last resort because I could have stayed in my hell and continued to struggle. He wasn’t the, “I guess I’ll try Him now,” kind of choice because I could have continued to shack up with trouble. I chose God after He’d allowed me to try everything else and He still waited on me. I chose God because He never gave up on me, instead He allowed me to make mistakes. I chose God because He never stopped calling, even when I’d ignore His calls, He’d simply leave a voicemail and then try again. God never stopped showing up, even if He had to peek through the window. Why God? Because everything else was easy but choosing God was hard. Why God? Because while being faithful to flesh was fulfilling, sacrificing to the spirit saved me. Why God? It’s like David says in Psalm 34:4, “I sought the LORD, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.” So now I ask you again, why God?

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