Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Beautiful Promises From a Beautiful God

Have you ever tried to define God? When someone asks you who God is, what is your response? The Creator of the heavens and the earth? Your Father? Your Savior?

He is all of these things, and so much more.

He is so much more than our human minds can contain.

Think about these characteristics:

  • Love – God is the definition of love; Christ is the human form of love. Love walked the earth.
  • Truth – God is truth; everything that is right and good, He is.
  • Limitless – God has no limits. He is not restricted to anything.
  • Boundless – God has no boundaries. He can go as far and as wide as He wants.
  • Timeless – God has created the concept of time, therefore He is outside of it.
  • Everlasting – God hasn’t ever not existed, and He will never cease to exist.
  • Omnipotent – God is all powerful; He holds the power to everything.
  • Omniscient – God is all knowing; He is knowledgeable about the known and the unknown.
  • Omnipresent – God is present everywhere; there is nowhere that God isn’t.
  • Perfect – God is the definition of perfection; He is flawless.
  • Transcendent – God exceeds all ordinary limits; He is supreme to all.
  • Immanent – God remains within everything, and all of us.
  • Almighty – God holds all the might and authority.
  • Holy – God is sacred and deserves to be revered completely.
  • Jealous – God wants each of us for His own; He commands us to serve only Him.
  • Infinite – God is never-ending, unchanging and consistent.
  • Father – God is the authority over us, His children.

God is the definition of everything good in our lives. He first loved us, so that we could love each other. He allowed His grace and mercy to be poured our on us, even when we least deserved it. We need correction, boundaries, guidelines and limitations while we are here on earth, because of the sin that has entered our lives. We are bound by our own pride, selfishness, arrogance and hypocrisy.

Have you ever thought about living in a world without those things? A place where you were free from boundaries? A place where you could run, walk, jump, skip and fly without ever growing tired? A place where you would become everlasting?
Isaiah 40:28-31 – Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of His understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Well I’m here to tell you that there is such a place. And it’s being created for us.
John 14:1-4 — Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.
How beautiful is that? Knowing that a place is being created, just for you and me.

A place with no boundaries, limitations, time or restrictions. Imagine living, eternally, without fear, pain, tears, heartache, guilt or shame.
Revelation 21:3-4 — I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among His people! He will live with them, and they will be His people. God Himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
We serve such an amazing God. He is full of love and full of promises. Love that will never end, and promises that we can put our faith and hope into. He is so much more than we could ever provide for ourselves, and He is giving Himself to us, unselfishly.



1 comment:

  1. God is all that and so much more. He's awesome!


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