Ghosting God

There is a new word or term circulating about in these days, and it arises predominantly from the arena of ‘Social Media,’ for when one does not respond or reply to a message, tweet or incoming reach-out, or greeting, it is now called “Ghosting.”  So, when there is just no response, no ‘Emoji,’ just nothing at all, just silence, not even a response declaring that the message cannot be delivered, for the message definitely did get through, but there is just no emotive response, no reply, just nothing at all, it is now deemed to be “Ghosting.”  But are we currently “Ghosting God,” by our lack of response of gratitude or of reply, just silence, not even a ‘Cold Shoulder,’ or a snub, just nothing coming back from the continuous string of compassionate messages being sent out to us from Heaven, not even an ‘Emoji’ or a ‘Wave.’  Isaac Watts wrote this Hymn, and the first verse goes like this, “We sing the mighty power of God that made the mountains rise, that spread the flowing seas abroad and built the lofty skies. We sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day; the moon shines full at his command, and all the stars obey.”  So, are you praising God for all the bounties he moment by moment supplies, or are you just plain ole, ‘Ghosting God?’

Do we regularly or irregularly talk to God in prayer, do we praise and uplift him to others, or even to God himself, or are we just plain ole “Ghosting God?”  God wants to hear from us, God wants us to tell him all about our troubles, joys, pleasures, hopes, dreams, aspirations, just to chatter away to him, replying to all he does for us moment by moment, day in and day out, just why are we so easily distracted by the peskiness of daily life, and therefore we are guilty of ‘Ghosting God.’  This is an exciting “New Year,” for now 2023 has finally rolled around, new adventures lie ahead, you can either ‘Go it alone,’ and continue ‘Ghosting God,’ or by repentance and confession, chatter away to him, start putting your hand in his, and walking with God, side by side, walking and chattering, so are you ‘For God’ or ‘Against him?’  Matthew 12:30 “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” 

If you are not part of God, then you have absolutely no part of him, “Ghosting God,” could well be the evidence that a complete change is critical.  We can be chatting and being guided through the smooth parts as well as over the rough parts on the smoothest of that rough stuff, or we can just ignore God and ‘do it my way,’ and therefore crash and stumble, becoming battered and bruised, taking the hardest way, all because we keep on ‘Ghosting God.’  Would it not be so much easier to walk with God than to be continually warring and fighting against him Proverbs 13:15 “Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors [is] hard.” 

“Ghosting God,” is always the hard road, as one is no longer on the roadway, but one is bush bashing, thorns and thickets abound, if one ceased fighting and throwing that king-sized paddy or tantrum, just listened instead of ‘Ghosting God,’ responded to God, only then one would find that beside God are straight paths, the way is known as Jesus has said, “I am the Way,” so he has already been before us, mapped it all out, marked all the pot-holes and problems, and will safely get you through, so is it God’s way or My way?  Proverbs 13:15 “Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors [is] hard.”  Matthew 11:30 “For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.”  Deuteronomy 30:14-16 “But the word [is] very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.  See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.”  There is no point in “Ghosting God,” as he is right there beside you, the only one you are hurting is yourself as you make your paths so very hard, Proverbs 13:15 “Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors [is] hard.”  So why do so many of us ignore this in Romans 5:6 “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”  “Ghosting God,” is of absolutely no value, for you only hurt and destroy yourself. Quote; “Above the distractions of the earth He sits enthroned; all things are open to His divine survey; and from His great and calm eternity He orders that which His providence sees best.  God does not propose to be called to account for His ways and works. It is for His glory to conceal His purposes now; but by and by they will be revealed in their true importance. But He has not concealed His great love, which lies at the foundation of all His dealings with His children. {FLB 42} It is just so vain to try to actively be “Ghosting God,” he sees all things, cries over you, weeps in your grief, he is nigh unto you, “all things are open to His divine survey;” God is there for us all, compassionate and caring, it is vain to try to cut him off, as we become the victim, life can be awkward enough without making things worse by “Ghosting God,” as well.  Quote; “God always has been. He is the great I AM. The psalmist declares, “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” Psalm 90:2. He is the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity. “I am the Lord, I change not,” He declares. With Him there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. He is “the same yesterday, and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8. He is infinite and omnipresent. No words of ours can describe His greatness and majesty. {FLB 42} Quote; “God’s ideal for His children is higher than the highest human thought can reach. He has given in His holy law a transcript of His character. {CCh 78} Let us quit “Ghosting God,” and come to him, to walk close beside him in fellowship, to walk in unity, on every day of 2023, and that is the smartest thing we can ever do, let us quit “Ghosting God.”