True Power

Psalm 62:11 “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.”

Power is displayed all about us. Nature wields her power in the storms that cause such damage as hurricane Harvey, or Katrina. Energy that is released in lightning. The volume of water that flows over Niagara. The electricity harnessed to power our cities and countries. The explosive and devastating power man has discovered in the splitting of an atom and the power needed to take a man to the moon and beyond.

Then we see the power man exercises over one another. Whether it’s physical prowess, mental ability, persuasive character or financial wealth; we see examples all throughout history of how man has tried to wield his power. Whether it is the will of one man or the collective will of many, we continually see feats that cause us to be in awe. Yet, in all that man may think he or she possesses, there is not a one of us that has the power to stop all of our sinning or save us from the power, the possession and the penalty of sin.

Leave God out of the equation and you and I will fail to be able solve poverty, hunger, homelessness, crime, wars and world domination. Man, in his pride thinks he has within himself the ability to do such things in defiance of an Almighty God who has demonstrated that He is Creator and He is Sovereign.

Reminding ourselves just Who is in charge; Who has the real power; you and I can gain a fresh perspective on any world view – whether at home or globally. God is not bound by time. He created it. We live within – He, being Omnipresent (in all places, all the time), can be without, within and throughout all at the same time. He is right now with Adam and Eve in the garden and at the same time coming with His armies at the battle of Armageddon. He holds the heavens; the expanse of all we know, in the span of His hand.

In light of all this, we are but microcosmic dust particles in comparison. And yet, there is no other created being that God has set His love upon like He has with man. It was for man that God moved the earth to go backwards and literally  change time. It was to deliver His people that He parted the waters of the Red Sea. It was for man that fire fell from Heaven to consume the watered-down sacrifice after a 63 word prayer. A defiant ruler was consumed by worms when he thought himself a god.

Christ Himself turned water into the best grape juice man has ever tasted. He healed others of the most deadly disease of leprosy. He raised people from the dead and cured the incurable. He made the deaf to hear; the lame to walk, the blind to see and the crippled whole again.

Such power is chronicled for us throughout the Bible, yet in our sinful arrogance and pride think we have power – even over our own lives. God has given us a will to choose – yes. But, given Who it is that created us from the dust of the ground and Who it is we will face as either Savior or Judge, we must yield to the power that is clearly the greatest known or unknown to man.

There is far too much in the way of teaching and preaching that can be shared, but God gave me this one thought: Knowing His power, to whom will I yield today? In every moment, I am given the opportunity to do what I want – or what God has already planned for me to do.

Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

God has good works for you and I to complete today; September 6th, 2017. It is left to our will and choice to do His.

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