Sunday, June 7, 2009

God Isn't...


The Good Shepherd is not afraid that if the economy fails, He won’t be able to supply your needs. His provision is based on His riches (Philippians 4:19), not what is happening in the world. There is no recession in Heaven. If you are His child and you’re a tither, He has obligated Himself to take care of you. And He won’t be mad if you are bold enough to remind Him of that fact.

When you come to your Father and ask for the same favor for the three thousandth time, He doesn’t say, “Oh, you again? I’ve got more important people and things to deal with.” He longs to have pity on you and show you favor. He rises to have compassion on you (Isaiah 30:18). It compliments Him when you ask for His help.

The Master of the universe doesn’t get His feelings hurt when ungodly people take His name in vain, refuse to believe in Him, or twist His Word around to suit their narrow perceptions of Him. It doesn’t distress Him if people try to explain creation by theories or attempt to prove He doesn’t exist. In fact, He laughs at them (Psalm 2:4). But, I do sometimes wonder if He cringes when His kids act worse than heathens, fighting among themselves. That may tick Him off…

The God of all Wisdom knows more than all of us put together. I know it’s laughable when you see it in print. You think, “Well, duh!” Then, why do we seek His guidance as a last resort? Why do we trust people’s word over His? He has all the direction we will ever need. When we ask, He promises to share (James 1:5). And don’t think He only speaks in church on Sunday morning between 9:30 and noon, and only through a preacher. Open your Bible some Tuesday afternoon or Saturday morning and see what’s happening in His heart.

The Lord of creation loves to surprise us by doing things His way, rather than how we’ve figured it might go. He used a pimple-faced, sweaty teenager to kill a giant that an entire army was terrified of. What unconventional method might He use to fix your problem?


  1. Great end question!
    Yeah, sometimes I wonder if God cringes at my behavior. Kinda hurts to think about.
    Wonderful post!

  2. What a beautiful post this morning to get my mind grounded for my worship gathering this morning! Thank you!

  3. GOsh I love this post!!!! Our God is indescribable, how lucky to have him so interested in us!

  4. Some great thoughts here - all important for us to hear as we are to be like Him. How hard that is! So glad it's not my perfectness that will get me to heaven!

  5. WOnderful post! Are you back from your conference?
    I am waiting on him to fix my problem with something so unconventional that I will be totally awed and will remember it forever!

  6. Jessica:
    Thanks for visiting, and your comments.
    I don't think God cringes at our behavior, since He is never shocked. He may laugh or cry, though, depending on the kind of day I'm having!
    Love, Jen

    Thanks, I hope it was a lovely time of worship for you.
    Blessings on you and your congregation,

    T. Anne:
    Yes, He is indescribable, but we are going to keep trying to describe Him anyway, huh? Hopefully someone will notice Him better because of us.
    Love, Jen

    Wow. You are so right. If God depended on us to get us to Heaven, He'd be lonely indeed!
    Love, Jen

    Terri: I am believing with you for the miracle you need, dear.
    Love, Jen
    P.S. conference was tremendous; willl post about it later in the week, when i catch up!


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