by Libby East
1/08/2007 / Devotionals
Living in a mountainous part of Alabama, it has struck me lately how awesome God truly is. He is the creator of all things. He spoke and creation came into existence. The mountains, the trees, the beaches, the stars, even the animals were created by a simple spoken word. Did you ever stop to think that the same God who created all these things just by speaking created us? Not only did he create us but he didnít just speak us into existence he formed us. He could have spoken and we would still be here. He certainly has that power but He wanted a more personal touch as he created the only things that could have a relationship with Him. He formed us out of the dust of the earth with His own hands. Amazing!
As I have read through Genesis this past week, I have contemplated Godís power. He flooded the earth and saved Noah and his family. Not only did he save them but He shut the door of the ark so that Noah couldnít open it. He destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and saved Lot and his wife. Why did he destroy the whole earth and then Sodom and Gomorrah? Because we were created to worship Him and mankind had failed to do that. He was so grieved at not having a relationship with his people that He wanted to start over in hopes of gaining relationships with the people He created.
When I think about all the things that God created, all the things Heís in charge of, all the things that He does, Iím amazed that He even has time for me. But what blows me away is the fact that not only does He have time for me, He aches to spend that time with me. When I have lapses of time that I donít seek Him, donít talk to Him or listen to Him, He is grieved. He wants to have time with me. When I turn to Him and seek Him, He runs to me like the prodigal sonís father. He canít wait to talk to me and to hear what I have to say to Him.
The other thing that blows me away is His forgiveness. Hereís this perfect, holy, sovereign God. And then hereís me Ė rotten, sinful, bratty me. I want my own way. I am selfish and unkind and I donít bring glory to Him. Yet, He forgives me. All I have to do is ask and He forgives me. He wants to teach me to be like Him and He canít do that until I repent and seek Him. As soon as I ask His forgiveness He gives it. Why? Because He loves me and wants a relationship with me.
How sad that I have the hardest time making time for Him. I canít seem to wake up in time to seek Him in the morning. Iím too busy on my lunch break. Iím too tired at night. Yet God longs to speak to me. My new yearís resolution is to make the time. Iím getting up earlier because I am at my best in the mornings. I give God the first fruits of my day. I try to keep my heart open to Him all day so that I make the best decisions in my job. I have only been doing this for a week and I can already tell a difference in the way I react to conflict. God is awesome. He is powerful. He is loving. And He is forgiving. I want to be like Him.
My name is Libby East and I am a new writer. I want to share what I have learned through my exeriences with other Christians who might be going through the same things. Check out my websight http://www.myspace.com/libbyeast
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