Monday, November 18, 2013

Who God Is

Revelation 1:8 (NASB) “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Sometimes I think we need a reminder of who God is. He loves us, and He wants His best for us. He cares about every detail of our lives, and He allows us to come to Him through Christ Jesus.  HOWEVER, we must never forget that He is also the God that touches the hills, and they smoke (Ps. 104:32). We should be careful that we don’t try and shrink the Sovereign God to fit in our little world.
The God who some call ‘the man upstairs’ is the same God who sent judgment by death for strange fire brought before Him in the Old Testament. He is greater than we can even fathom with our finite minds. He is so much more than our vocabulary will ever allow us to speak, and yet, we treat Him as our colleague, rather than OUR FATHER. He wants a personal relationship with us, but we can’t confuse that with a human relationship. He is an awesome wonder, not our buddy.
He always was, is, and will be the Almighty. That He would take the time to be mindful of us at all is a daily miracle. He speaks, and things become. With the same voice He speaks, and things cease to be. He wants our worship, not our fist bumps and pep rallies. It’s time we acknowledge God in His proper place in our universe: the Creator of all. He gives wondrous grace to reconcile us to Himself. That grace is not to be confused with human merit. Let’s stop playing with Him, and really get to know Him. He tells us who He is through His Word. Get in it.

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