The Gospel of Nothing
What is it that we can give God to get closer to God?
Creator of Everything
God is the Creator of everything. All things we are able to measure. Almost all things we are not able to measure.
God created light. God created atoms and molecules. God created mass. God created single-celled organisms. God created plants. God created animals. God created us. God created emotions and infact has emotions. God created and is goodness. God created and is truth. God created and is Life.
God did not create lies. God did not create hurts. God did not create pain. God did not create hate. God did not create evil. God did not create sin.
What we give God
This last line is what we can give God … at least at first.
This is the gospel: We have nothing to give God but our filth, our hurts, our lies, our hate, our evil, our sin.
In other words, nothing.
But we also give God our choice to follow.
In other words, we choose to love God.
God takes all this and gives us in exchange grace, forgiveness, grace, the Holy Spirit, grace,
a new car new life, grace, and hope for a future in Eternity.
God also does not want us to continue living as we have. That is why there is new life with the Holy Spirit. This is also why there is so much grace: we will continue to mess up.
After clearing us out of all of our nothing, God knows we need something.
If we present ourselves as ready and willing for whatever, God fills us with Himself – the Holy Spirit – to go out and perform good works for the benefit of others to bring glory to God.
After giving God our nothing, God gives us the ability to give our very lives, to give the Love given to us, to give forgiveness to ourselves and to others, to give our all.