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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Only God is God...and you are not Him!

Only God is God...and you are not Him!
Do you ever wonder something to the effect of "What is God thinking?"

In speaking to many different people I have to say that almost everyone, if not everyone, has thought that at some point in their lives. It may not be profound to you to realize that guess what...you are not God!

You don't think like God. You don't have all the information God has. You don't love like God. You don't have the power God has. Maybe, just maybe God has something on you...you catch my sarcasm right?

One of the most amazing passages I have read is found in Isaiah 55. In that passage God say,

1 “Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
2 Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and you will delight in the richest of fare.
3 Give ear and come to me;
listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
my faithful love promised to David.
4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
a ruler and commander of the peoples.
5 Surely you will summon nations you know not,
and nations you do not know will come running to you,
because of the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel,
for he has endowed you with splendor.”

6 Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the LORD.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the LORD’s renown,
for an everlasting sign,
that will endure forever.”

Are you comfortable serving a God who is bigger than you. For some reason many are not. For me, if God were not bigger, smarter, stronger, more powerful, than I am, why would I be worshiping Him? The trick is taking what we know about God to not doubt Him but trust Him more!

1 comment:

  1. I agree! If God were someone we could fully understand, He would not be God; He would be equal to mortal humans. Praise God that although He is beyond our ken, He is not beyond our reach. He has reached out to us, when we were yet sinners! Amazing!!