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Signpost 1: The Quest

Are you on a noble search for the god you want, who will make you feel good, not ask too much of you, be there when you need him, but otherwise will leave you alone?

Or are you searching for the God who is almighty, all-knowing, all-loving, all holy—the God who made you, knows you intimately, wants to have a dynamic daily relationship with you, and who won’t leave you where you are but who wants to transform you into someone who reflects His love and mercy in the world?

Quite honestly, it’s pointless to search for the god you want, which for many people is the god of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, because that god doesn’t exist. He’s a figment of the imaginations of people who want to be comfortable where they are and who live in a story of their own making. On the other hand, if you desire to search for the God who is, then you have a grand adventure ahead of you. It won’t necessarily be an easy search, but when you find what you’re looking for, a reward is waiting for you. How do we know? Because God has made that promise. The Bible tells us that anyone who searches for God “must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

Becoming a Part of God’s Gr and Story As you begin the journey of your own GodQuest, it’s important that you know you are getting involved with something much bigger than you are. Rather than staying in a story of your own making, you have the opportunity to become part of God’s grand story. We’ll cover more of the details about God’s grand story in Signpost 3. For now, until we have a chance to talk more about the Bible, we want to give you a glimpse of what that amazing book is about, and why its story should matter to you in your GodQuest. In Why the Bible Matters, author Mike Erre explains the kind of story the Bible offers:

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By Sean McDowell and Stan Jantz In this life, theres nothing more challenging, more adventurous than going on a search for truth and for som...