God’s perfection in randomness

When you look around you see movement. Trees, water, people. There is organic movement happening all around us. I have a friend that I get into discussions about God with all the time. He firmly believes that God set everything in motion and then left. When I was in art school we had a project to design something using similar objects like leaves or bubbles and make it appear random. It was the most difficult thing to do. Needless to say, everyone failed. We are wired to create patterns. It is extremely hard to create something that looks random. It takes a great deal of artistry to do what God does. The wind blows and it is a perfect symphony of precision by God’s finger. Look at a tree and you will see this beautiful randomness to the leaves.

Think about this for a moment. Do you believe God is sovereign? We must define that term in order to agree or disagree. The idea behind God being sovereign is that He is in control over everything. He possesses the ultimate power and is completely outside our understanding of the magnitude of that power. RC Sproul put the concept out wonderfully when he said (paraphrased here) if there is even just one rogue molecule running around doing what it wants, then God is not sovereign. Basically if God is not sovereign, then God is not God. Make sense? It makes me look at the world in a whole new way. In a way I truly cannot fathom because it is outside my realm of understanding. But isn’t that the beauty of God? We cannot bottle him up. We can only base our existence off of what He revealed to us. Oh the day when I will see clearly rather than dimly. When I know in full rather than in part. When the kingdom of the world becomes the Kingdom of our Lord! Maranatha!

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Wednesday Worship ~ Attributes of God ~ God is Soverign

You made me! You made us! You made everything! Your work and creation is far greater than what we could ever hope to make or create. Your intricate creation is perfect and you can do what you want with us when you want. You have every right to make people who are full of wrath in order to show your glory. You have every right to remove your light from people and in them begets great darkness. You have every right to choose whom you will choose and whom you will not choose. You have every right to restrain the full force of evil. You have every right to remove your Spirit and allow Hell on Earth. Come Lord Jesus Come! When is enough enough for you. You are immeasurably patient. Help me to have patience like yours. I long for your Day to come! But you know the perfect time for everything. Your plans are good and perfect.

The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. – Psalm 103:19

The LORD of hosts has sworn, “As I have planned, so it shall be, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand.” – Isaiah 14:24

Wednesday Worship ~ Attributes of God ~ Sovereign

NailFor want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

God is Lord of lords, King of kings. He is above all and is supreme! His sovereignty gives me peace knowing everything is in control. He is the authority. He is the author. God has created all things and is the owner of all things. He has rights to everything he has created which means he can do anything he pleases. God is God BECAUSE he is sovereign.

God doesn’t have to worry about a horseshoe nail messing up his plans. There is nothing that can impede the sovereign will of God! Nothing!

The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. – Psalm 103:19

The LORD of hosts has sworn, “As I have planned, so it shall be, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand.” – Isaiah 14:24

Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible. (Eph. 6:24)
Maranatha! (Come, Lord Jesus!)

~ Jen O’Sullivan
www.HolyJustLove.com