Saturday, August 11, 2012

So Much More!

     God spoke and our world came into existence. He breathed and life was created. I shared in my last post how He literally holds every fiber of our being together. His power is beyond our comprehension. Psalm 33:6 NKJ says "By the Word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
     His omnipotence is one of  God's attributes, yet He is SO MUCH MORE than that! One of the most impactful Bible studies I have ever gone through was a study titled "Experiencing God" by Henry Blackaby One of the truths I remember learning from that study was that when we are faced with a crisis in our lives it becomes a "crisis of belief " and our response in times of crisis is a reflection of what we believe about God.
     Job is an example for us all when dealing with a crisis in our lives. In his "crisis of belief" Job declared  "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.  In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong." Job 1: 21 & 22 NKJ.
     Job was faced with a choice, just as we all are when faced with adversity. Job chose to continue to trust in the whole character of God, not just the fact that God indeed had the power to prevent the tragedies in his life from taking place.
     I believe God ALWAYS uses His power in our lives when facing just may not materialize the way we envision it. When that happens we may tend to think that God isn't working at all in our situation.We forget that He is SO MUCH MORE and His plan for our lives is SO MUCH GREATER than His ability to get us out of the pain and suffering we may be being asked to endure. As we come to grips with these truths we have a better understanding of the fact that we were put on this planet to glorify Him and to pursue His purposes and not our own.
     Job praised God in the midst of his "storm." and I believe his love relationship with God was what allowed Job to continue to trust and follow God to the point that he declares "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him." Job 13:15 NKJ. Job loved God and he knew that God loved him and I believe this love relationship is what God desires most from us. The song "Praise You In The Storm" by Casting Crowns illustrates this beautifully.
     Job also revered God and His sovereignty in his life. Job got it. He saw that God, indeed is Omnipotent (all powerful) Revelation 19:6 NKJ and He is also Omnibenevolent (all good) Naham 1:7 NKJ, Omnipresent (present everywhere) Psalm 139:8-10 NKJ, Omniscient (all knowing) Romans 11:33 NKJ, Immutable (cannot change) James 1:17 NKJ ...yet He is SO MUCH MORE!
     One last thought, Moses stated when speaking with God about leading His people to the promised land; "Now therefore, I pray, If I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people." And He said, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." Then he said to Him, "If Your presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here." Exodus 33:13-15 NKJ. Then in verse 18 Moses states, "Please show me your glory."
     This is my song and my prayer for us today, that just like Job and Moses that we desire God's presence and His glory more than a way out of our present storm because we love Him and know that He is SO MUCH MORE!



  1. I always need to be reminded that it is about Him and not me. Thank you!

  2. Your welcome...we all need reminded, sweetie! ♥