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Remembering God! (Part 2)

Last week we considered two (of four) things of which I am absolutely certain:

  1. God is faithful

  2. God’s word is unfailing

Today we will cover the final two.

The third thing that I know for certain is that God’s purposes are sure! What was the purpose of Christ when upon this earth? He came to Do His Father’s Will (Luke 2:49; John 6:38; John 8:29), and to glorify his Father (John 7:18; 11:4; 12:27-28; 13:31; 14:13; 17:1-4).

Now, I ask you a very important question. What is your purpose in this life? Understanding this clarifies and corrects so much in life! God’s children, like Jesus, are to do the Father’s will, and glorify the Father. (I Peter 2:21; I John 2:6; II Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 2:20). In fact, these are the primary purposes of every single person that has ever been born. Oh, that more people lived up to this high and holy purpose! Here is another important question. Are you doing your Father’s will and glorifying him?

The last thing I shall mention today, that I am certain of, is this. His strength is unwavering. One New Year’s Day, in the Tournament of Roses parade, a beautiful float suddenly sputtered and quit. It was out of gas. The whole parade was held up until someone could get a can of gas. The amusing thing was this float represented the Standard Oil Company. With its vast oil resources, its truck was out of gas.

Even though Christians have access to God’s omnipotence, if we do not avail ourselves of it we will run out of power (Matthew 6:13; 9:6, 8; 10:1; 22:29; 28:18). Believe me, someone with all power is capable of anything! Someone with all power cannot fail! Someone with all power is unstoppable! Our God is omnipotent…He has all power. There is no power greater than God’s power (I Cor. 1:24).

Did you know that God’s ultimate power is revealed in the Gospel (Romans 1:16; I Corinthians 1:18; Romans 1:4), and that the Gospel is the message of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ (I Corinthians 15:1-4)?

One time, many years ago, a famous evangelist sent his New Testament to a book-binder and instructed him to write on the edge of the book “The New Testament”; the book-binder after binding the New Testament felt that the edge was too little to contain the full words “The New Testament” so he wrote “TNT”. When the evangelist came to collect the book, he at first felt offended that the book-binder did not write what he said. On a second thought, he exclaimed, “Indeed, this is God’s TNT!” (TNT is Tri-Nitro-Toluene” an essential ingredient in all bombs). The word of God is powerful! Do you, personally, know the power of the gospel in your life?

One of the greatest reality checks in this life is when you realize that God’s power is operating in you (Romans 8:11; Ephesians 1:19-20)! Read Romans 9:17. This is an interesting thing! Did you see who this power was shown in? Pharaoh! If God can show his power in Pharaoh, what should he be able to do in you, his child (Romans 15:13; 16:25; I Corinthians 2:5; Ephesians 1:19; 3:20)?

Whatever the need, He is sufficient.

Whatever the problem, He is the solution.

Whatever the question, He is the answer.

In darkness, He is Light.

In sorrow, He is Comfort.

In confusion, He is Clarity.

In sickness, He is Healing.

In trouble, He is our Refuge.

In battle, He is our Victory.

In life, He is our Hope.

In all things, He is my Everything.

Trust Him!

Merry Christmas

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