Our mind is a wonderful thing. It has imagination, it can visualize dreams and can understand reality. But, when we think about God, what do we see? Can we see God in everything good? How big is our God, our wonderful God? The Father of our Savior, the Lord Jesus.
Think about it for a minute or two. Maybe even for an hour. Who can speak, and the immaterial becomes material, real becomes visible and tangible? Who can pick up a handful of dirt and make a living breathing person? Only our God. Who can hang a star in place or cause the earth to rotate around the sun without burning us up? Only our God.
When He formed Adam, He leaned over him and gave him the breaths of life. Both earthly and eternal breaths were given to him because the soul never dies. It lives forever, somewhere. Actually, the soul has two choices and only two. Heaven because of our relationship with the Son of God or hell because there is no relationship with Jesus.
The Almighty, in His wisdom, looks after the details of each person. For the righteous, his steps are God directed. Yet God allows man a choice to be obedient to Him or to disobey Him. Our decision is the basis for our eternal rewards or the lack of them.
God knows how to get the attention of each individual. Once He does, He allows us to follow His lead or to ignore His leading. It’s our choice.
Adam chose to eat the forbidden fruit. Noah built an ark on dry land. Lot’s wife decided to look back and ignore the warning. Elijah trusted God over Baal. Nehemiah was willing to be sad in front of the King to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. David trusted God with a slingshot. The list goes on and on. But each one of the previous examples was all about decision making. The size of their faith was about the size of their God. For some, their personal God was bigger than the circumstances around them.
What does that say about us thousands of years later? What can we trust God for, or can we trust Him at all? God has a track record of being true and fulfilling His promises. No, we may not get our way at times, but did He promise us that? The Lord said He would never leave us. Jesus didn’t promise to make us millionaires or to give us perfect health. He simply said He would always be with us.
Can we see His strength by the way He hangs the stars? How about the rainbow? He will never flood the whole earth again. What about the still small quiet voice that speaks to our heart. Or that conviction of sin. To me, God is real. Personal. Understandable. He loves me each and every day because He cares. Everything else is a want. One thing I know is I need a deep personal relationship with Him. Because as big as He is, He is still interested in me.