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God’s Rightful Place

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from Isaiah 40:28, ” Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary? There is no searching of His understanding. “

Background

Last night, I thought I’d give the Lord the rest of the day off. I figured He had had a long day and must have been a little worn out from keeping the entire universe in order. Surely He wouldn’t mind a break from some of the trivialities going on in my little corner, since there are so many more important things going on in the world.

So I came up with my own agenda and expectations and went about trying to make happen what I had envisioned in my mind. And I’ve got to tell you, being a god is not easy. From the very beginning, there was a challenge to communicate. What I thought sounded so simple ended up being much more complex than I realized. A few simple instructions were met with unexpected complications and unforeseen requirements. And I didn’t quite have the power to be at more than one place at a time, which would have come in very handy.

After just an hour or so, I was much more mentally drained than I was expecting. And let’s not even talk about my frustration and reactions to my ” loyal ” subjects.

Application

So this morning, I was glad to return things back to normal and give God back His rightful place. It turns out that He didn’t need the break, and He doesn’t faint or grow weary. But why do we fight so hard to be the god of our own lives? Why are we so eager to orchestrate our own grand design? Is it because we don’t fully understand or appreciate who God is? Do we actually think deep in our hearts that God needs some help with some of the details? Or does our ego fool us into believing that God has His domain and we’ve got our own? I didn’t actually set out to be master of my universe last night, but my actions and reactions clearly reflected the desires of my heart. I was unable to let go of my life, so I lost it. At least for those few hours. And it’s too many of these occurrences that keep us from experiencing the life-changing, world-changing effects of the Creator, the everlasting God. So when you think today that God needs some time off, think again. You’re liable to be needing Him even more than you realize.

Charge

As we seek Him today, do it as a child who needs a Father who is everlasting. Do it as a servant who needs a Lord. Do it as a creation who came from the Creator of the ends of the earth.


Rich Holt / Originally Published on : BCWorldview.org

Also published on : Medium.com.

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