I, THE LORD, DO THESE THINGS
MONDAY 31 MAY 2021
Almighty God is the divine source of good and beneficial gifts. He calls Himself "the Lord." He introduced Himself to Cyrus in this manner: "I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me."
Reference: Isaiah 45:7 New International Version (NIV) "I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things."
Someone might read this Scripture and wonder, "How can God create disaster?" But this is an extremely intelligent statement that communicates a higher Christian thought. God is simply saying that He makes the best out of every situation. In other words, He is in control.
I, the LORD, do all these things means, "There is nothing too hard for Him." He wants us to acknowledge His absolute dominion and omnipotence, such that we have no reason to distrust His faithfulness and all the possibilities embedded in His ability. He has absolute dominion and He's so powerful that nobody and nothing can hinder the execution of His purposes. This was the case with Cyrus the Great. In light of Cyrus' mission, which was God's ultimate and saving purpose to redeem Israel from the Babylonian captivity, God showed Himself beyond powerful.
Job 42:2 says, "I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted" (ESV). Beloved, always be confident in God's ability. Be fully persuaded and convinced that God can handle anything pertaining your life. Every promise that God has ever made concerning you will be fulfilled, because every word of God spoken over your life is designed to specifically meet your very need and purpose. Although many times, some Christians are guilty of limiting the power and work of God in their lives, it is a problem of the mind. The problem is not with the Word; it is with us as God's own people, because some are good at wearing the mask of unbelief and nurturing limiting thoughts.
Ephesians 3:20-21 reads: "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen" (NIV). Therefore, don't ever limit God because there's nothing too hard for Him to do or accomplish. Apostle Paul of Tarsus says, "To God who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine..." This means, no matter the size of our expectations, which can be expressed through our prayer requests or imaginations, God's ability to deliver the expectations and do much more, can never be measured or fathomed. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27; Luke 1:37; Luke 18:27.
Guided Prayer: Dear Father, I acknowledge you in all my ways with undivided allegiance because you can do all things; thus, there is no reason to doubt you. Through the mighty power of your grace, I rise superior to the snare of unbelief and limiting thoughts, thereby walking in the reality of blessings and purpose you've ordained for me. Thank you Father for raising me in your righteousness and making all my ways straight, leading to my unspeakable joy in Jesus' Name, Amen!