February 07, 2020
There is something we need to know. Without this information, we are terribly incapable of living in this world or the next. This truth changes everything and gives us all we need to see the way forward.
Throughout God’s exchange with Moses at the burning bush and beyond, God reminds His servant that all He needs to accomplish the great deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt is the truth contained in these two words. “I AM,” God says over and over.
The Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the sons of Israel from their midst.” (Exodus 7:5)
Why is this sufficient? Just put anything you need and anything of great value behind that statement and you will see why it is all-encompassing and life changing.
… and on and on. If we don’t believe that He IS, we have lost the foundation for our faith. The writer of Hebrews says this clearly.
Without faith it is impossible to please God. And everyone who comes to God must believe that He IS and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
What a man must come to is to realize that, as a man, he is NOT. We are not powerful, sufficient, capable, etc. on our own. But, GOD IS. When we realize that, we turn from our pathetic humanistic ability and step into the fullness of living by dependency upon Him.
And when we do, we discover that God is all we could dream of or need … and infinitely more.
Lord, thank You that You are. You are all I need and all this world needs. Help me to rely on You and live my life in total dependence upon You. And help me to live to help bring others to You.
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February 26, 2020
February 24, 2020
We have our golden calves. Power, pleasure, materialism are three big ones. We bow before them, doing anything to get them. They become idols that we worship. Stone gods that we bow before. And God has the same reaction.
When will we learn? There is ONE GOD! There is only one who can deliver us. Only one from whom every good and perfect gift originates. One Creator of all that is, including the very cells of our bodies. One God we should look to and one God we should worship and serve.
February 22, 2020
Does God have a task for you to do? Most assuredly He does. Then He will put the calling, empowering, and skill necessary to accomplish His work in and through you. This sufficiency is true for the smallest, daily tasks and the greatest endeavors. You need not fear. Look to Him and all the sufficiency you need will be provided. You will be able to say with Paul, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
In this way, God’s miraculous work gets done and all the glory goes entirely to the One who equipped you for the task.