Does God Get Involved in the Affairs of the World?

Does God Get Involved In the Affairs of the World?

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

I shudder to think of a world deprived of Mother/Father God’s involvement.  Reading the Bible would certainly assure us of Her/His loving presence and guidance within each of us.  In fact, GOD IS ALLTHAT IS.  Whether or not, every individual is consciously aware of it, we are an extension of God; our connection is through the I AM PRESENCE within each of us.  Being unconscious of this fact is what makes us feel hopeless despair.  The Divine Self Chart = Who We Are!  It is up to each of us to become attuned to our I AM PRESENCE. 

One of the many lies religious authorities have propagated is that we are separate from God.   The above chart is based on God’s answer to Moses when he asked God, “Who shall I say sent me?”  God answered, “I AM has sent me.”  (Exodus 3:14)

It is comforting to keep the Divine Self Chart in view, to remind us that “that the kingdom of God is within


”  (Luke 17:21)  With God’s gift to us of freewill, we can choose to remain asleep to our divine self and feel separate from God … OR … we can intend to evolve spiritually to a conscious realization that God is within each of us via the I AM PRESENCE. 

This Truth will be especially comforting as Planet Earth journeys through our present transition period.  Learning of all the lies and cover-ups under which we have lived will be traumatic; knowing that God is within each us (whether or not it is apparent) will help us to move forward with the changes.  As we can see from the following biblical stories, GOD IS IN CHARGE!

The story of Moses and the burning bush in Exodus 3 is one of many biblical stories that reveals how intimately God is involved in human affairs on Earth.

     “1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, ‘I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.’ 4 When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’ And Moses said, ‘Here I am.’ 5 ‘Do not come any closer,’ God said. ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.’

6 Then he said, ‘I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.’ At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

7 The LORD said, ‘I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering.

8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.

9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.

10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.’”


Water from the Rock – another story in Exodus 17:1-7

1 The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 So they quarreled with Moses and said, ‘Give us water to drink.’ Moses replied, ‘Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the LORD to the test?’ 3 But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, ‘Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?’ 4 Then Moses cried out to the LORD, ‘What am I to do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me.’ 5 The LORD answered Moses, ‘Go out in front of the people. Take with you some of the elders of Israel and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. 6 I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.’ So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7 And he called the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the LORD saying, ‘Is the LORD among us or not?’”

Elijah and the Widow at Zarephath 1 Kings 17:7-16

Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. Then the word of the Lord came to him: ‘Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.’ 10 So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, ‘Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?’ 11 As she was going to get it, he called, ‘And bring me, please, a piece of bread.’12 ‘As surely as the Lord your God lives,’ she replied, ‘I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.13 Elijah said to her, ‘Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’  15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. 16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.”


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