Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Who We Serve

God has blessed us with so much. He has given us our physical, as well as our spiritual needs. He has given us a passage to heaven, and all we have to do is read the instructions that He has given us. He has given us His only son, to die for us. He has given us a way to communicate with Him though that sacrifice that He made. But sometimes, it gets easy to forget who God is. We can get so overwhelmed, and may I say spoiled sometimes, by the blessings that He has given us, and we get used to it. Now, there's nothing wrong with acknowledging our blessings. In Colossians 2:7 it says that we need to be overflowing with gratitude. But sometimes, it can be easy to forget just who God is. Matthew 16:16 says, “Simon Peter answered and said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.'” God isn't just some person who made a sacrifice. He's not just someone who you can ask for things that you want all the time, and He be your servant and give you anything you ask for. No. God is the creator of all things. John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” and in Genesis 1:1-2, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.” God, is God. He is the Creator. He made us. He made everything. Everything that happens in this life, happens because God put that there. And we need to remember that we aren't serving just some random guy who has power over us. God created us. God gave us a choice of how we live. I love the song, I think it's called the “The Whipperwill Song”. The chorus says, “I own the cattle of a thousand hills, I write the music for the whipperwills, Control the planets with their rocks and rills, but give you freedom to do your own wills.” So, not only dis He create everything, and not only does He control everything, even the sun and the moon as we can read in Joshuah 10:13, when God stopped the movement of the sun and the moon to help the Israelites win a battle, and not only did He send His only Son to save us all from our own wrong doings, but He also gives us free will to do whatever we want. We can choose our own paths. We can make our own decisions. And He forgives us. But He is our Creator, He is the God of all things. He is the only one that can create, but He was not created. He has shown us mercy, compassion, love, and forgiveness. But He is our God. He is everyone's God. He can control everything. One day, He could just turn the whole world upside-down, and there would be nothing we could do about it. He's not, but He very well could. Sometimes, we need to take a step back, and remember Who God really is. And every time you do, every time you read about Him, it will ASTOUND you.

So what are we going to do about it? We know that God is the Creator of all things. We know that He sent His only Son to die for us. We know that He is perfect, and without mistake, but what are we going to do about it? Well, first we need to follow His commandments. Acts 2:38, “Peter said to them, 'Repent, each and every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” That verse isn't a suggestion. It's not. Some people try so hard to get around that verse, but the Bible was written for us to understand. Not to try to get around for our own sakes, but to follow it for God's. Then, once we've obeyed God's command, we need to remember all that he's done for us. And we need to take a step back and remember just Who He is, and just what He's done for us. And we need to remember the Who we serve, is the most incredible being that has always lived. And we need to be thankful, and appreciate just how much He has done for us.