God Gets It Done

Have you ever read a promise in the Bible and wondered if it is possible that it could really apply to you?  Have you ever heard the voice of God declare something over your circumstance and yet found yourself doubting?  The truth is that all of us will come to this place of uncertainty at times, perhaps even many times.  

Consider Abram for a moment.  This man was just going about his life in a place called Haran when God suddenly interrupted with an amazing promise.  Seemingly out of nowhere God shows up with a plan for Abram to leave his home and his relatives and for him to travel to an unknown area where God would turn this simple man into “the father of many nations.” (Genesis 17:4) What did Abram think about all that? Perhaps a better question might be, “How would you feel about that?” A little scared? Maybe a lot scared? Would you have reservations? Doubts? Concerns? Sure, we all would, if we are honest enough to admit it.  

The reality is that God is not shy about making big promises and He may have a big plan in store for you right now.  Has He promised to use you in some way? Has He promised to heal your body or create a miracle in your circumstance? Do you have an unsaved loved one or friend that God intends to reach out to?  Whatever the promise is that God has made to you, you can be assured that He can and will get it done.

After making His promise to Abram we see God taking the time to encourage Abram in Genesis chapter 17.

“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’..” – ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭17:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Perhaps Abram was struggling with the magnitude of all that God had declared about him.  Perhaps he was just having an off-day (we all have those don’t we?).  Or maybe God just wanted to offer Abram a little reminder about who He was.  Either way it must have been an amazing source of confidence to have God Himself state that He is El-Shaddai — “God Almighty”.  I imagine God saying,  “Just in case you have some concerns or doubts Abram, you need to know that I can do what I said I would do.”

He is God Almighty!  He has no limits.  There are no difficult promises for God to keep.  He is not just able, or strong, or even mighty, He is “All Mighty!”  I pray that you will be encouraged today to hold on to the promise that God has made for you.  He is more than powerful enough to do what He said He will do.  Our God never writes checks that He can’t cash.  If He made you a promise, you can be assured that He has a plan and that He will provided. God gets it done.


No Eye, No Ear, No Mind

This world is an incredible place, no doubt about it.  There are wonders to experience around every corner and each of these amazing spectacles are a testament to the creative power of our Lord.  From the enormous scale of the universe to the craftsmanship of the microscopic, there is seemingly no limit to the wonders that we can look upon.  We can see pictures of celestial bodies today that no human eye would have ever seen even a few years ago, and thanks to advances in technology we can explore minuscule parts of creation with ease.  The same kind of wonder and awe can be experienced through our sense of hearing as well.  The beauty of sounds, from the calls of whales frolicking in the open sea to the singing of birds, has amazed humanity since the very beginning.

As incredible as all of nature is, few things are as impressive as the human mind.  The creativity and resourcefulness of humanity to change our environment and produce works of art and literature is seemingly unmeasurable.  It is with these kinds of thoughts in mind that the apostle Paul tried to emphasize just how amazing God’s plans for us truly are.  When talking about the plans that God has made for us and how the wisdom of man can not know depths of His plans, Paul writes,

“That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” – ‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Wow! The plans that God has for those of us who love Him must be beyond impressive to say the very least.  According to Paul God’s plans for us are such that no one has ever seen anything or heard anything or even imagined anything that compares to them.  That ought to get you excited today.  Just how spectacular are Gods plans for us that nothing we have ever experienced or even dreamed about can hold a candle to them?  

No, you can’t see or hear or imagine God’s plan for you but that doesn’t mean He wants to hide them from you.  Paul goes on to explain that through the Holy Spirit God reveals His plans to us (1 Corinthians 2:10-11).  Our eyes can’t take in God’s plans, our ears can’t perceive them, and our minds can’t construct them but we can know them if we listen to the Spirit of God as He reveals them to us.  May it be our prayer to seek God’s plans and purposes for us and to receive those plans through His Spirit.