Sunday, May 16, 2010

God is Faithful

Even when it seems impossible.  Even when I'm not.  Even when there is. no. hope.  Even when the sun is beating down and drowning out all possibility of life.  He is faithful.  Our God is faithful.  He is faithful!

What a promise.  That seems to be the lesson the LORD has for me today, first this morning at church, and again this afternoon, and through the movie we watched this evening.  (Faith Like Potatoes, a Christian film, and worth watching)  I'm sure that if I picked up my Bible right now, that would be what He would speak to me about.  At least, I think so.  Sometimes he throws in stuff I would never expect.  That's the awesome part about God.  He does the unexpected.  He fills needs in totally ridiculous, wonderful ways.  He is faithful.  How else can I say it?  I mean, He is sovereign over all creation, I have nothing to do with His infinity. 

It seems obvious and trivial to say that I have nothing to do with God's infinity, after all, He's God, and He's infinite.  Still, it's not so plain as it may seem.  I am the kind of person that likes to be in control.  I like to be in control of myself, of my life, of the situations I'm in, of the friends I have, of the conversations I am in,  of the places I go, but I am finite.  I can only make choices and act within them.  The question is, will I make choices that fall within the will of the sovereign God who is infinite, and knows the world perfectly, for He made it, and understands his infinite plans infinitely?  Will I? 

Will I excercise the faith that He has given me, so that my faith is trust and belief?  That is the raw question, for I understand--at least in my head--the nature of God, but I must make a decision whether or not to let my sinful nature be conformed to His perfect, sinless one.  I am a sinful being, and God is not.  That is a crazy statement.  It's very true, of course, but it's also very radical and unheard of in this society.  It's not something people like to think over to go to sleep.

I am choosing today, to follow Him, to trust Him, to believe Him, to put my faith in Him.  For He is faithful.  He is LORD.  He is my Father.

Abba!  Father!

 "But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one." (2 Thess. 3:3)

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Wow, thank you Sheila - awesome thoughts about God's faithfulness. Such a joy to watch your surrendered life! Hugs.