Why I want to share with you...
From 60 years of studying and meditating on God's Word, He has often given me revelation and understanding that I call "treasures". I believe that He wants me to share with you some of these truths.
Much of what I wish to share, I've never heard preached from a pulpit. Yet here you will find things that God wants you to know and think about.
What Does God Want?
It was around 1978 that I was asked to teach a class for young adults at the church I was attending. The Director of Education suggested that he could provide curriculum material or I could develop whatever I felt God would direct. As I prayed about it, I felt God begin to give me a direction. It was to consider God's desires. What did He really want from the man He had created?
It seemed that there was an abundance of Christian books that focused on "how to get what I wanted" in life. There were many "how to" books available as well. I found almost nothing about what God wanted. And yet my study of Scripture revealed something of God's heart and desire that was seldom, if ever, mentioned.
As I prayed, studied and meditated, I found that the word that summed up what God wanted, was "righteousness". Righteousness is "right relationship with God" and that leads to right relationship with others as well. In fact, I believe that "righteousness" is summed up in four areas of right relationships. I've included my 1 word definition for each.
1. Right relationship with God....worship.
2. Right relationship with believers....love.
3. Right relationship with unbelievers...witness.
4. Right relationship with the world (system)....separation.
In a closer look at each of these areas, you will find an understanding of what God really wants from man and in mankind on the earth. He is my Creator, my Redeemer, my provider and my Father. I want to know what He wants and be what He wants me to be.