He’s ALL God, so it’s ALL good

Posted: January 18, 2014 in Christianity, faith, God, Jesus Christ, Uncategorized
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Totality. Without partiality.  Complete.  ALL.  The word ALL is a  common word in most cultures.  We throw  it around fairly regularly.  “He or she is my all and all” or “I have to give it my all” are common phrases in English vernacular. But when you think of the concept of ALL is there anything or anyone that fully demonstrates or defines this concept more completely than God?  You might be pretty intelligent–but no one is all wise.  Your wife may be a fairly patient person, but is she always patient?  None can deny an artistic gift, but do you know anyone who is all-gifted?  The truth of the matter is none of  us are complete or consistent in anything that we are or anything that we do.  But when it comes to God, there is no shortcoming; there is no lack.   When it comes to every good thing on earth and in heaven, God in some way is related to, embodies or is the origin of it all.
How you may ask?  Well to start, one of God’s many names is El–Shaddai which has commonly been translated as the Lord God Almighty. That doesn’t mean on a good day God is mighty and on a bad day, God is half-way mighty.  It means God is consistently, irrefutably, undeniably mighty without fail. His might cannot be diminished.  That goes right along with the fact that  God is omnipotent or all powerful.  All power is in His hand.  His very essence is power.  Typhoons and tornados, the birth of a baby from a mother’s womb and the miraculous healing of a body ravaged with cancer are all a testiment to God’s might and power.  It would only make sense that somenone with all that power should know what their doing, right? Well, have no fear because  God is omniscient—He is all-knowing.  He knows everything about all things at all times.  He knows the grandest to the most minuscule details of your life.  So even when you have uncertainties and doubts, when you don’t know, God knows. Rest in knowing you have an all-wise God walking beside you.  Notice I said beside you because God is omnipresent.  He is always present.  Herbert Lockyer said it best in his book, All the Doctrines  of the Bible when he said God “has no center and His circumference is everywhere.” Remember , God Himself promised to never leave you nor forsake you.  These are common attributes that we ascribe to God, but it doesn’t stop there.  What can I say of a God who is all-faithful, all-loving, all-providing, all-righteous, all-holy and the list goes on.  We serve a God that is all good.
Now knowing this, why would you put your trust in people or things  who fail or fall short? Even the best of us who are appear to be “good” people are  inconsistent ?  Wouldn’t it make more sense to put your faith and trust in an all perfect, ever-faithful, consistent God?  It can only serve to benefit you.  Why? Because we serve a  God who has all and gives  all, so we can be all.
The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness,  the world and those who dwell therein (Psalm 24:1, NKJV). All things are created by God and all things are created for God.  Not only is the earth the Lord’s, but the heavens and the entire universe as well.  Angels and demons, celestial bodies and nature, man and animals–  God has complete dominion over all spheres of creation.    You may be thinking that’s great for God, but how does that pertain to me?
The amazing thing about God is that He does not selfishly keep His resources to Himself.   He lovingly and mercifully blesses us from the abundance of all He has.  He is a giving and gracious God.   “… His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness,….(2 Peter  1:3, NKJV).  Notice the passage says He has given us all things for life and godliness.  You need peace–God’s got it. You need wisdom? Ask and it will be given generously.  Next time you feel depressed, put in your request for a helping of unspeakable joy.  Issues with  self-control–He can give you that too.  All that you need is available to you in abundant supply through the gift of Jesus Christ, who died on the cross so that our sins can be forgiven and we could have relationship with God.  This is why, the great apostle Paul could confidently say, “my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19, NKJV).  All that you need is available to you through God’s grace (God’s gift of undeserved favor to you).  Truly His grace is all-sufficient.
When you surrender to God, you can become all that He has created you and destined you to be.   The bible says , “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV).  In Christ, we have a whole new lease on life and and a glorious destiny to fulfill.  That old sinful man with those old sinful ways start to dissolve. The way you use to speak, you won’t speak anymore.  Anger and bad attitudes  give way to kindness and gentleness.  You start to see things the way God sees, strive to live to please God and  you will love the things that God loves.  Now don’t be fooled.  It doesn’t happen over night. But with the Spirit of God living inside of you and by your surrendering  and cooperating with God’s Holy Spirit, every day you will become more like Jesus.  Every day you will become the extraordinary person God has called you to be.  Everyday you will become a reflection of His light and His glory.
Finally, just as Jesus came with a purpose, every single human being on this earth is here to fulfill a purpose.  The road however, to fulfilling that purpose in the confines of this world can be tough. Walking with God isn’t always easy.  But I guarantee, the power of ALL through God will carry you through.  There are  days you may feel weary–but know that “you can do all things through Christ who strenghthens you (Philippians 4:13, NKJV).    Some situations and tasks may seem downright impossible and you are absolutely right; with man some things are impossible.  But trust and believe with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26, NKJV). You may have to endure trials, tribulation, storms and suffering—but no experience or circumstance is wasted by our sovereign God. He can turn every mess into a miracle, use that disaster for your spiritual development and transform every  trial into a testimony all for His glory.  The God of all can use every situation for your benefit.  Not some things, not most things, not a few things but we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28, NJKV).
So make the Lord of all,  your all and all.  In Him is all that you need…..and yet still I rise.
With peace and blessings may you continue to rise always,
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