“Sovereignty is God’s control over His creation, dealing with His governance over it: Sovereignty is God’s rule over all reality.” – Dr. Norman Geisler
My Family and I were watching a documentary on Netflix a few days ago. It was the saddest and most disturbing thing I had seen in a while. Something about what the main character said caught my attention. While narrating what happened to her, she said that she lost her faith because of the actions of the “so-called” servant of God. That saddened my heart.
This is not the first time I have heard people say their faith has been shaken or lost because of what an individual did or said. A stemming problem that leads to this is often found in us. We often put our faith in the ministers of the Word and not God who is the Word. I know in Philippians 3:17 – “Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.” – KJV (King James Version). However, in Acts 17:11 – “Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” – KJV (King James Version). We cannot continue the apathetic attitude of not studying the Word of God. For this reason, many have perished for they do not feed their souls with what is needed.
In a book, I am currently reading titled “Broken Things” by Andrea Boeshaar, there was a line that got me thinking and produced this topic. “It’s a sovereign God who holds man responsible.” Do not forget that we are admonished in Philippians 2:12 – “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” – KJV (King James Version). The “so-called” minister we idolize is human and can also make mistakes but this should not deter us from who God is. Do not serve God in hypocrisy. Do it in reverence to God and who He is in your life. We need to grow in the knowledge of God.
1 Corinthians 3:2 – “I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.” – KJV (King James Version). As soon as we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are new born babes in Christ. We were fed only milk, and that was sufficient. With time, however, and as we grow older, we were forced to eat strong meat. Hebrews 5: 12-14 – “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” – KJV (King James Version).
A lot of us refuse to grow up. Milk is easy to prepare and we are comfortable just drinking. If you have been around newborn babies, they start off with just milk. A time comes when they need something thicker to satisfy their hunger. The next stage, they begin to want to eat what you, as an adult, is eating. When this change does not occur, a baby becomes stunted in growth. Isn’t it funny that what was your sole purpose of strength and survival (milk) can no longer sustain you as you grow older.
The same way, in our quest to know God, the more you stick to just milk, as you grow, the more malnourished you become. Digging deeper into God’s word is our responsibility. The more you know God, the more you know who He is. We need to be grounded and grow in the knowledge of God through His word. In doing this, we shall not be tossed about by every whirlwind of doctrine or the “so-called” men of God.
God’s position and sovereignty remain constant until you draw closer. I read this over the weekend. “A child asked his father how big God was. The father told him to look at the sky and said, God, is like that plane. The child was surprised and said God is very small. The father then took the boy to a plane hangar and asked the boy what the size of the plane was now. He was simply fascinated on how big it the plane was. Then the father said to the son, God might seem small and far away but the closer you get to Him by reading his word and talking to Him, the bigger he manifests himself in your life”.
I might have lived a sheltered life not knowing what you may be passing through, but I ask of you please, grow deeper in your love of God. It burdens and pains my heart to find many losing their faith for lack of knowledge. I promise you, God is the only source of help. It might sound fictional to some of you but there are some things you cannot deny: The feeling you have in God’s presence; the joy you experience when prayers are answered; and knowing He is there when you cry yourself to sleep.
Like my Mom says, God is evident to her in the small things because she knows if He can handle small things, the big ones are a piece of cake. Get to know Him, pull closer, dig deeper, study harder and praise better. His sovereignty in no time will be made evident to you.
Thank you for reading. With more inspiration, we might visit this topic again. Remember, for God to be sovereign in your life, you have the responsibility of taking steps to ensure it happens.
I love you with the love that is God’s 😉
Peace be Still 🙂
Psalms 104:33 🙂
Hebrews 12:2 – Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. – KJV (King James Version).