Hello everyone…and a “Happy Friday” to you all! Praise God…we made it through another week and I don’t know about you; but I’m sure glad that God is right there, when I need Him the most!
Well…I have to tell you that Satan has tried everything he could try, to stop this writing today. Let’s see…first of all, our neighbor was outside around 10:00 last night…building something in her backyard; then after going to sleep, the pain in my body began to increase, which woke me up and then Satan tried to use everything he could to keep me from doing the things that needed to be done before this writing; but he didn’t succeed…and why? Because I don’t just see God as “God;” but instead, I see Him as a powerful God…One that can lift me up and over anything that Satan may put in my way.
You know…today we need to ask ourselves one question…do we only know of God and what we have read in the Bible…or do we truly know Him? I have come to see how easily we can quote Bible verses…pray and even speak eloquent words to God; but do we truly believe in who God is and what He stands for?
This afternoon, as I was seeking God for a Bible verse or two, to share with you today; God led me to a few verses in Job 26:1-4…and we read… “But Job answered and said, 2) How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength? 3) How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is? 4) To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?”
What a great response from Job in this 26th chapter! In other words…Job is saying… who can understand or fathom this great and mighty God, due to such awesome power. Just think…who is the One who helped you through a difficult moment, when you just knew it wasn’t you? Who is the One that gives you strength, when all you feel is the need to give up; but yet you don’t? Who is the One who gives you just the right words to speak and who is the One who shows you how to accomplish something that you couldn’t have done on your own? Where do our thoughts come from and the words that we speak to others? Many times I have thought on this…and the thing that I’m always reminded of; is that we could never experience such awesomeness, when we choose to only think of God as “God.” In other words…His name truly becomes what it stands for, when we quit seeing our circumstances or any other thing, as more powerful than God.
You know…sometimes, I just like to look out my office window while I work…and it’s amazing how nature can draw a person into a clearer view of who God truly is. I know I have said this before; but when I see a small bud on a tree, turn into a large leaf…one that seems too big for that bud, I feel the power of God come alive within me. I just wonder how our faith would react to moments such as these. Maybe that’s what we all need right now…to just sit quietly in the presence of God and focus on who He truly is and what He stands for. I think that if we were to do so; then just maybe, our problems would seem much smaller in the presence of this big and awesome God.
No matter what you may be facing right now…or no matter how your heart and mind is reacting to this virus; may I encourage you to not let it become greater than this great and mighty God. In other words…use these experiences in life to get to know God for who He truly is…and I’m sure that you will come to see a different view of God…one that helps you to truly know Him, rather than just knowing of Him!
Have a great weekend…and many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain