Saturday, March 4, 2017

Thursday March 2 God is unfathomable

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. In this first week of Lent we will be considering God the Father...some of His attributes.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.       Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.             1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT

Any search for God must begin with the humble acknowledgement that He who made us is greater than we are and that only by His grace in revealing Himself, will even the faintest glimpse of Him be possible. Yet that should in no way hold us back from seeking to know Him. As we see in our Old Testament reading, God Himself placed in us that desire to know Him and He longs for us to be in relationship with know Him personally, not simply to know about Him. Paul tells us clearly that in this life we should not expect to know all the things of God. There are mysteries that will simply not be revealed at this time. But just as the sun rises each day without our help and our hearts beat within us keeping us alive without our understanding, so God remains sovereign and yet continues to call out to us His creatures to come into a deeper relationship with Him.
Creator God, we come before You with awe and thanksgiving that You have called us and planted in each of our hearts that desire for You that will lead us to You. Help us during this time of preparation, to draw closer to You that we might know You more and love You more fully, even as we experience the fullness of Your love for us.  Help us to walk in Your ways despite our human limitations. We ask in Jesus' name. AMEN!
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV

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