Monday, May 26, 2014
who is your God?
Do you believe your God can make a dry path for you to walk safely through the middle of a roaring sea?
Do you trust that your God can defeat any enemy that stands against you and threatens your existence?
Do you know that your God is capable of dismissing all disease and death with merely His words?
Do you have confidence that your God will always come through... will always deliver... will always be there for you?
Even when you are faced with the most unbelievable trials in the most unlikely places, will your God show up?
Can you see Him bidding you to join Him in the fiery furnace?
Can you look past the lions in the den in which you are standing and trust that He is still in control?
Are you confident that He will bring down those extremely high walls of Jericho?
Will He hear your requests to raise those you cherish from the grave?
Can He restore your sight?
Can He quench your thirst?
Do you trust that He is reliable to remove you from bondage... from slavery... from the belly of the darkest whale... from the selfishness of your own tongue... from the errors of your own foolishness?
Who is your God?
Will He feed you?
Will He clothe you?
Will He always provide and protect you?
Will He revive your soul?
Will He renew your spirit?
Will He restore you into His kingdom?
Will He save you? Is this the God that you claim to love and believe in - the One who will guide you into purity, holiness, goodness?
Is this your God?
Is this your Savior?
Is this Who you represent?
Is this Who you follow?
Who you live for?
Who you promote in every word, every deed, every thought?
Is this Who you love with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, with all your strength?
Is this the God who overcame the deepest depths of death on your behalf in order to give you life? Is He the Savior who overcame the cross so that you could baptise and submerse yourself in His grace... in His ways... in His perfect plan of redemption?
Is this your God?
Or is your god an imaginary fairy tale that you hope one day will come true and find favor in you?
Is your god a nice idea when the day is sunny and your belly is full, but not really a practical solution to cast all your cares upon when the storms of life come?
Is your god an old, tired Sunday school story or a new, living daily Song to rejoice about?
Do you cherish and seek after your God's presence, or do you simply pray that he exists?
Who is your God?
Friends, our God is like no one else. He is real. He has complete control over all creation because He is its source. I cannot stress enough that nothing in our lives is too hard for Him to handle. He wants us to trust His Word and know that He is the one true, reliable, glorious God - the Maker of Heaven and Earth! When we begin to call any part of His abilities or promises into doubt, all of God’s marvelous plans become suspect, and we open the door for the lies and distortions of Satan who wants nothing more than to destroy our faith. This is not healthy. This is not living in Jesus Name. Rather, let's choose to sing praise to our God's splendor. Let's raise up our hands and rejoice in thanksgiving. For our God - the God of the Bible... the God we claim as our own... the Savior of LIFE... yes, HE is in complete control and will see us through!!! Join me today and claim victory in His Holy Holy Holy Name! Great is the LORD - the One true God!!! He is most worthy of our eternal praise!!!
Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, O descendants of Israel his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones. He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac. He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant: "To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit." When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it, they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another. He allowed no man to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings: "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm." Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place. Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength, ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come before him; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!" Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them! Then the trees of the forest will sing, they will sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Cry out, "Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise." Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said "Amen" and "Praise the LORD." (1 Chronicles 16:8-36)
Who is YOUR God?
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