God is Awesome

"You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; and My people shall never be put to shame."  Joel 2:26

It is difficult at best to try and understand just how awesome God truly is.  For me, the subject inspires both awe and wonder. David writes in Psalm 8:3-4: “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?” 

Have you spent much time thinking about your life? What and who are you really? It seems like time is passing so fast, and soon, like a vapor, it disappears. It’s like when you boil water, steam begins to form, and because it is lighter than air it rises. But soon it diffuses into the surrounding air, and then it’s no longer detectable. Man’s life is like a vapor, like a shadow. Yet God is mindful of you and me! Now, if our lives are so transitory, it helps to know that God never changes. To me, that makes Him awesome! 

Hey, if you want to know just how awesome God is, look at the things He has made. Have you ever considered the complexity of the human body? I am amazed at the superior design to the human brain, as it controls and regulates all the systems of the body. The nervous system with it’s miles and miles of nerves connecting organs and limbs back to the brain so it can report vital information and status of those parts. Have you considered the human reproductive system, and all the intricate happenings within the body as new life is created in the womb?

In Psalm 139:13-16, we read: “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.”

God is awesome because of his plan of salvation for mankind. In Psalm 111:9 the bible says that “He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever: Holy and awesome is His name.”

Now, why provide this plan of salvation? John 3:16-18 tells us the reason: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” Why? Because He loves you so much!

Yes, God is awesome! We are encouraged tell the world the truth about God’s awesome acts! Psalm 145:6, “Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness.” Evangelism is so simple. Just begin to speak of how awesome the Lord is and point others to His creation, and complexity of the human body, and God’s plan to redeem mankind. He is so awesome!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Bob

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