“I prayed to the Lord, ‘Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.’” Jeremiah 32:16-17.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading: Jeremiah 31-32, and 1 John 4.
Today’s verses are how Jeremiah started one of his recorded prayers.
In his prayer start, Jeremiah recognized who God was by citing some of God’s deeds. Jeremiah added that nothing was beyond God’s capabilities.
Do I realize Who God is? Am I limiting Him by my approaches to Him?
Am I approaching Him as I would Santa Claus?: Here’s my list, but I doubt you are capable of getting them for me.
Maybe I should approach God as young children approach Santa Claus. They truly believe in Santa. He has a great history and they can’t wait to be in his lap and tell him what they want. Santa’s ability to deliver is a certainty.
My perception of God improves if I am more mindful of Him. As I lose connectedness to Him, I unwittingly minimize Him.
I look out the window and notice sunshine. I see a blue sky. I feel a breeze. My computer is working. I had a nice breakfast. That’s God in the details of my life. And that doesn’t even reference the greatest thing that He did for me; removing my sin problem.
God is flat-out awesome. Like Jeremiah, I can make assumptions about my future: There is nothing too difficult for Him in the seconds/minutes/hours/days/weeks/years ahead.
“Lord, You are amaze me. Forgive me for downsizing You in any way. You are great and I have Your Holy Spirit within me. You are in my life. Help me to live accordingly. To live in confidence of Your Presence. To rightly represent You in my midst. What a God you are.”
Is God amazing to you or remote from you? There is a huge difference!