God in Heaven

The more I study God’s Word the less I seem to know. I know it is not supposed to work that way- right! But let us consider for a moment just how much we know about God. Sure the Bible is full of information about the characteristics of God. The Bible is full of stories that tell us about Gods attributes. The Bible is full of testimonies of Gods greatness, His majesty and His amazing abilities all beyond our comprehension. I read, I study, I meditate on His Word, I pray, I worship and I speak His name and fame to any and all that will listen. The writers of the Gospels, the Prophets and the Torah all speak about the wonders of God, His miracles, His Prophetic utterances, and His amazing love for us, further defining His merciful and gracious ways. I love to read about God, His Son and His Holy Spirit.  They each give me more information about who God is. And then I sit back and think deeply: do I KNOW God? I like to think I do, and to some extent, I pray I do. At least I can honestly say I know there is a God. This I know that I know that I know. There is a God, He created all things, He created me and He loves all that He has created. His creations are nothing short of amazing and they are proof that there is a God. But life has so many twists and turns and although I know God is with me, there is so much that I do not understand. Am I supposed to understand? I think not. Some things I just must accept. Then I come to the following scripture and it all makes perfect sense:

Isaiah 55:8-11

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways,” says ADONAI.

“As high as the sky is above the earth are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

For just as rain and snow fall from the sky and do not return there, but water the earth,

causing it to bud and produce, giving seed to thee sower and bread to the eater;

so is my word that goes out from my mouth-

it will not rerun to me unfulfilled;

but it will accomplish what I intend,

and cause to succeed what I sent it to do.”

Now I get it, for I am just a human: a creation of God Almighty, and ADONAI is the ruler of this universe. He is sovereign, all knowing, all powerful and constantly creating, yet He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, He is eternal, omnipresent, glorious and Holy. God wants me to know Him this way, but as much as I learn, there is more about God than I will ever know. And I love that about God because if I truly said ” Oh I know God” I would be a liar. That would go against God’s laws. So I have to take what I know, and be forever grateful for what I do know and what God will allow me to know. So when  we get into discussions about God, let us talk about the great things we know about Him and what He has revealed to us. Let us be joyful and comforted by His presence in our lives. And let us not be bothered by what we don’t know, but be joyful and comforted in this as well. After all, should creation know all there is to know about the creator?  Would that not make the creation equal to the creator? Just meditate on this and you too will see that this would be foolish. As the above scripture reveals to us, we will never be even close to truly knowing God, for His ways and His thoughts are so much higher then ours, and I would not want it any other way. Who would want to serve a God that was equal in thought and  ways as a servant? I choose to serve a God that is so above me in all His ways and who knows me so intimately, that nothing I have done or will ever do will surprise Him. I choose to serve a God who is pure Spirit and love, and allows me the privilege of serving Him because He is worthy of all our praise, our worship, our love, and our adoration. I love God for all that He wants me to know, and for all that remains a mystery. He is perfect.


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