Who is this God we praise, honor, obey and love? Is He a cold and rigid ogre intent on afflicting His people with harm? Is He an indifferent and cold God uninterested in His people’s lot in this life? Is He a God only concerned with purity and quickly punishes any misstep? Is He an aged God who has lost the will and power to perform His Word?
Thankfully our God is none of these things. Thankfully our God is not a man that He should lie or a mean and hypocritical God who cannot be trusted. Thankfully our God is not powerless as the gods of found in the world. Thankfully our God is not preoccupied with punishing sin in the world and thus too busy for His children.
Our God is great and mighty to save. Our God created the heavens and earth and breathed the breath of life into all creation. Our God is powerful, strong and able to exceeding abundantly above all we could ever ask or think. Our God is awesome, holy and worthy of our fear and utter reverence.
Our God is wise, understanding and perfect in all His ways. Our God is never wrong, never makes a mistake and never lets us down. This is why we can trust our God with all of our heart because He is trustworthy, faithful and begs His children to be sheltered under the shadow of His wings and come to Him as a refuge and rock of all ages.
Our God is good, righteous and just. Our God knows only what is pure, honest and all together holy. Our God is incapable of sin, unable to be wrong and unwilling to be swayed from what is entirely right and honest. God is always right and just in all His ways.
Our God is gentle, compassionate and caring. Our God is entirely love and everything He does defines and manifests what love is and means. The love of our God covers our transgressions, forgives our sins and binds up our wounds. The gentleness of our God leads men to repentance and the tender mercies of our God heal the broken hearted.
Our god is pure light with nary a hint of darkness in Him. Our God is pure love with nary a hint of hate in Him. Our God is pure truth with nary a hint of error in Him. Our God is pure power with nary a hint of weakness in Him. Our God is pure peace with nary a hint of conflict in Him. Our God is pure goodness with nary a hint of evil within Him.
Truly we should shout with all of our hearts “HOW GREAT THOU ART !” and sing over and over again the beautiful refrain:
“Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above
With wisdom power and love
Our God is an awesome God”
Our God IS an awesome God and I pray we never forget it!
[quote]Our God is wise, understanding and perfect in all His ways. Our God is never wrong, never makes a mistake and never lets us down. This is why we can trust our God with all of our heart because He is trustworthy, faithful and begs His children to be sheltered under the shadow of His wings and come to Him as a refuge and rock of all ages.[/quote]
I was just reminded of this earlier this morning. When the we are "out in the storm" He is out there with us as well and we are safe. He has never, ever failed me nor left my side... and He never will!
I am sitting here watching the Colts and Ravens play football. Listening to the crowd go wild at every play I was thinking about the day we first see Jesus and His saints let out a cheer! And in Revelation where all the saints are crying out Holy, Holy, Holy! Our God is an awesome God and you cannot remind us enough.
Amen and Amen! Our God is indeed an Awesome God!
@alight - I guess I hadn't thought about how loud the singing will be on the the Jesus comes. AND - it will be so sweet I won't even need ear plugs!