God: is so great…
Psalm 95:3 (KJV) “For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.”
In the word we come across a lot of descriptions of God, our Heavenly Father and we can to a certain level understand some of His character. One thing which stands out is that He is a Father beyond comprehension who loves His children with a passion and wants deep and earnest relationship with us.
He pursues us to become familiar with us, become intimate with us so that we can’t misunderstand who He is with any other entity. Yes, our Father put work into knowing us and vice versa.
One thing we cannot say is that He isn’t authentic; He is the real God above all others and as for me, I can say I am happy to be known of Him and to know Him.
For you are great almighty God.
God: desires holiness…
1 Peter 1:15-16 (KJV) “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”
In our society today, we have a lot of self help classes which is geared at us improving ourselves. Teaching us how to walk, how to talk, how to behave appropriately, how to interact with other; you name it, there is a class aimed at getting us ready.
In our relationship with God, He also has some requirements of us and the good thing with Him is that He has given us His spirit to teach us and lead us into all truth; this Spirit also acts as a Comforter when we get into the mode of needing that extra attention.
It all requires that we put the time into it; take the time to be what He wants of us; take the time to grow and learn His expectation.
It will work out fine after a while.
God: created the various seasons of our lives….
Esther 4:14 (KJV) “For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
In our lives we undergo things with individuals which tend to hurt us at times; our hearts become harden and we make up in our minds that we aren’t going to allow ourselves to be subject to such things any more.
But in this life we have to come to the realization that we were created to be living, breathing entities. When we pull ourselves away from interacting with others, it bring about a hurting of another kind.
Sometimes we have to work through the situation and let it cure from the inside.
Good thing about it: God is available to walk us through it all.
God: so trustworthy….
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
With God, one thing begets another and it doesn’t appear so in the moment; however, when you weigh the events and sift through the occurrences and timeline a story jumps out at you and makes you stand in awe of your heavenly who was planning it all along.
Maybe in our lifetime we can begin to trust God somehow and lean upon Him versus our own thoughts and imagination.
I like how that sounds: trusting God.
For some difficult, but with God all so possible.
God: made a timetable for everything…
“Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (KJV) “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
We tend to be impatient in our life when things don’t happen as we want them to or even when we want them to; we make plans and we have an expectation for our life to unfold.
One big thing is left out of the equation: God’s time table for our life. He made a blueprint and incorporated our life into it; however, we tend to walk out of His will and try to do everything as we want even when the red flags are going off in our minds.
With God, His time, His season is perfect and our lives would be that much better if we succumb to what He is prescribing.
I want to always be in His will.
God: is great…
Psalm 104:1-5 (KJV) “Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.”
I try very hard at times to wrap my mind around a scenario from my Father’s word and in all honesty, I truly fail.
Understanding what He is saying literally takes the work of His Spirit to unravel and explicate so that we become one with Him. That is His desire for us to be more in the spirit than in our flesh.
At times, it takes punishing the flesh to the point of denying what it is crying out for and surrendering to what the spirit is saying to us.
God in His wisdom has the methodology and the tools needed to take us to that level so that we grow and not faint.
Thanks be to God our Father.
God: gives it to us in measure….
Lamentations 3:22-23(KJV) “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
We tend to be oblivious at times, we don’t pay attention when we are blessed and that beyond measure. Sometimes I figure that we take things for granted, that certain things will be in place because we are so accustomed to having the use of them.
That in itself is a blessing from God that we don’t know certain things; but in His grace and mercy toward us, we can summarize it as a gracious thank you Lord.
Let the thanks cover it all; He will understand.