Friday, May 22, 2015

God Reigns Over All!

A man’s steps are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? (Prov. 20:24) 

Stop and think for a moment about the word sovereignty. There's a small word nestled in the heart of it, the word reign: sov-reign-ty. . . . 

Sovereignty means our all-wise, all-knowing God reigns in realms beyond our comprehension to bring about a plan beyond our ability to alter, hinder, or stop. 

Let me go further. His plan includes all promotions and demotions. His plan can mean both adversity and prosperity, tragedy and calamity, ecstasy and joy. . . . His plan is at work when we cannot imagine why, because it is so unpleasant, as much as when the reason is clear and pleasant. His sovereignty, thought it is inscrutable, has dominion over all handicaps, all heartaches, all helpless moments. . . . Even when we cannot explain the reasons, He understands. And when we cannot see the end, He is there, nodding, "Yes, that is My plan." 

The Mystery of God's Will 

God does indeed reign over all things. The signs of His sovereignty are all around us. All you have to do is to look at yourself in the mirror. The way we have been put together is all by God's design. I can expand even further by simply encouraging all of you to follow the events of the Middle East as of lately. Every single event points to God's sovereignty. 

The vast majority of may not be able to relate to the adversity, tragedy, and calamities that our Christian counterparts in the Middle East are currently experiencing, but we have Jesus in common with them. The understanding that God reigns becomes crystal clear as we experience everything that has been described in the above devotional by Charles Swindoll. What a joy it is to be able to experience God's sovereignty over our lives regardless of what we go through. It is in God's sovereignty that we can find comfort in both good and bad times. 

Jeremiah 29:11 is a very popular verse that Christians stand on in regards to God's plan for our lives, but that verse is only part of the equation. We must embrace and understand every single verse that relates to God's plan and sovereignty over our lives. At the heart of God's sovereignty lies His innate desire to help us achieve victorious lives. The definition of victorious living will vary from one person to another, but what I think God wants us to achieve is that we become content with God's reign in every single area of our lives. 

My dear friend, have you genuinely and wholeheartedly given God reign over your life? Have you or will you acknowledge God's sovereignty in every single aspect of your life? In order for us to be a blessing to others that God has placed in our lives, we must acknowledge that God reigns over all things and people. His sovereignty extends into places that we can never image or fathom. Be encouraged my friends! Let us allow God to reign over our lives and take dominion of our will in the same way His Son, Jesus, surrendered His will to His Father in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus acknowledge God's reign. Let us do the same and encourage others to do the same in Jesus' mighty name! 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).