Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The God of "All"

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 2 Corinthians 9:8
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ... 2 Corinthians 2:14

For with God nothing shall be impossible." Luke 1:37

With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26
God speaks in absolutes. He is the God of "all" and "every" and "always". He never does things half way. But He gives His full commitment with great quantities of provision for every event so that after all is said and done, we win!

Look at the Israelites. When they finally left Egypt, the Egyptian people gave them so much of their own wealth that they are referred to as having been "spoiled." "Spoiled" is an Old English word meaning "robbed" or "plundered". The Israelites left with not just their own stuff, but that of the Egyptians as well! As if that wasn't enough, He doesn't just watch them set off and wish them luck and a good journey. But He leads them with an enormous cloud and lights their way at night with a pillar of fire.

Then they come to the Red Sea, a vast body of water some 220 miles wide, and cross with all their families, cattle, and goods, without getting their feet wet. They do all of this before the Egyptian army can reach them, an army which is entirely destroyed in these same waters! Can you imagine standing there and witnessing this event? The Bible even states that for forty years their shoes never wore out and their feet never hurt. That in itself is amazing to me. (Exodus 12:36; 13:21-22; 14:22,23, 27; Nehemiah 9:21)

Look again at 2 Corinthians 9:8. Notice the first four words - "And God is able." This again is an absolute. Either God is able in our lives or He isn't.

I know what its like to be at the bottom, and the revelation that helped me the most was realizing how much God really was able and more than that, He was willing, to do for me. Didn't Jesus say, "Lo, I am with you..." How much? "Always!" (Matthew 28:20)
Always - every time; on every occasion; without exception; continuously (Dictionary.com)
Jesus is here every time, on every occasion, without exception. He is here continuously. I like that.

Here is yet another verse.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Neither, nor, nor, nor, nor, nor, nor, nor, nor!

If God is the god of "all" and "every" and "always," if He is truly able, then Jesus' instructions in Matthew 22:37 are as easy as breathing.

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is why we worship. We worship because He is big enough. He is our "all" supplier. He is "everything" we need. He is more than enough. We become like the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:18-19.
But I have all, and abound: I am full... (KJV)
At the moment I have all I need—and more! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me...And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. (NLT)
It is absolute. He will do it!

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Suzanne
Suzanne Williams Photography
Florida, USA

Suzanne Williams is a native Floridian, wife, and mother, with a penchant for spelling anything, who happens to love photography.

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