WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT GOD
God is God, and does what only Him can do as God. He is the Almighty. He is the reason we live. Every living creature depends on Him. He made and owns the earth and everything in it.(Psalm 24:1)
The wealth and riches of the nations and individuals belong to Him. (Haggai 2:8) Everything revolves around Him. Everything has it’s being in Him. Apostle Paul states, “In Him we live, and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28.
Without Him nothing was made that has been made. Without Him there is no you and me. You are because He is. The beauty of the universe, the order of life-events, the consistency of times and seasons, and earth’s activities are clear evidences that God exists and does what only Him can do as God. He has set times and seasons in their moving order, and they work perfectly well. And He also changes times and seasons (Daniel 2:21
Geneis 8:22 ‘As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.’
He sets up kings to rule, and deposes them when they become proud and arrogant. He picks up one rejected and belittled by men, and makes him their king and prince. He picks a poor man and makes him a wealthy man. He chooses the foolish things of this world to shame the wise; God chooses the weak things of the world to shame the strong. (Daniel 2:21, 1 Corinthians 1:27-29
HE LOOKS BEYOND YOUR APPEARANCE
God doesn’t consider your size or height to use you. Nor does He consider one’s academic, financial, social or cultural background to use one. He is not motivated by one’s beauty or ugliness. He’s moved by what He sets to accomplish through you for His own glory, and your willingness and readiness to obey Him.
Physical deformity of any kind is not a limitation when God steps in. He makes one fit and able for any assignment. He does not depend on the strength of the strong, the wealth of the rich nor on the wisdom of the wise(Jeremiah 9;23).
He chooses you the way you are, and makes you into what He wants. He designed you the way He wants to use you. God is not limited by what surround you. Your family background cannot stop Him to use you. It is only you that can stop you-when you say, “No!”
GOD’S TIME IS THE BEST
He makes all things beautiful in His time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
We are living in the timetable of God. Nothing happens outside the timing of God. There is time for everything, (Ecclessiastes 3:1-8) including the plans of God for His creatures.
God has set time on every plan He has for us. He works with time frame. He has set the time for every miracle yet to take place.
All the awaited future prophecies are set on time; none of them will miss. The answers to your daily prayers have been fixed on appointed time. The timing of God does not miss or fail.
He arrives at the right, perfect and proper time. Whenever He comes is the right time. He does not come late. It does not matter how deep the pain, or how long it has lasted, what matters is the blessed assurance that He will surely come. (Isaiah 55:10-11, Matthew 24:35, Habakkuk 2:2)
GOD IS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU
God is God and cannot change. He is God over your life as your Maker. And as your Maker He takes much delight in you, to get the best out of you, and smiles looking at your beauty, ability and intelligence.
He furnished you with unmatchable ability to solve earth’s problems.
He gives you divine covering and protection. He steps in where your ability is limited. He saves you a thousand times without you knowing it. He constantly rembers He made you in His own image and likeness. He spreads His love over you like a canopy.
When you displease Him, despise Him, reject Him and turn away from Him, He looks forward to having you come back home. He sends you messangers to encourage you, and show you pathway to your destiny.
No matter who you are, and who you take Him to be, he simply cares for you as His creature, the one He loves beyond words. He is always there for you, even when you feel you He’s not.
He loves you more than you can believe. He knows you are a man, meaning flesh and mortal, liable to fall away anytime. He Appoints you a prophet to instruct you before you were born.
He knows that the devil has singled you out as his target, (Revelation 12:17) and so provided you with a Mighty Name-JESUS to bound him, and keep you safe. (Philippians 2:10-11)
He knows how bad or good you are going to become tomorrow, how many times you were going to fall and rise, and how much shame and disgrace you would bring to His name. But it never stops Him from keeping you till tomorrow and beyond.
Already, He has made enough provision to accommodate all the falls you will have to experience as long as you are ready to rise again. And when you dare to rise again, what pulled you down cannot hold you down.
What a mysterious GOD our Creator is!. His ways and thoughts are different from our ways and thoughts.
(Isaiah 55:8-9 ‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD. 9As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
He sees something about you that you don’t see. He knows something about you that you don’t know. He knows your afflictions and why they are there right now. And He has set your season of victory to bring Him glory if you don’t give up.
He knows everything about you. Even what you are yet to know, He already knows it. He knows the very secret thoughts of your heart. He knows what your worries are and how to remedy them. He equally knows the plan He has for you, it is to bring you into a hopeful tomorrow. (Jeremiah 29:11) In fact, God has complete knowledge of you. Just submit and surrender your life to Him.
You see, despite the fact that you have done too many bad things like me, that displeased Him as your Maker, He hasn’t given up on you. It is difficult for Him to give up on you. That’s why you are still drawing His breath.
GOD HAS COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF YOU
Please, just spare two minutes to read this psalm.
There is no written or yet to be written book on the above topic that can best explicitly explain or describe it better than the book of Psalm chapter one hundred and thirty nine.
1 You have searched me, LORD, and you know me
2 You know when I sit and when I arise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand on me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My fram was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand- when I awake, I am still with you.
Have you now seen the reason why we should trust, rely and give ourselves wholely and unreservedly to God. I usually tell people during ministration that “there is no loss in Christ.” It is impossible for anyone who follows Christ to lose. No one who put his/her trust in God will ever be disappointed or put to shame. For He has not called us to seek Him in vain. (Isaiah 45:1) He had already made available what we seek from Him. And He is always and ever ready to give to us when we earnestly seek Him. It is His nature to give, and do great and mighty things.
WHAT YOU MUST KNOW AS A HUMAN
You must know that you are a man and not God. Don’t try to act as God. Don’t desire to be God. Don’t take His place in your life and endeavors. Desire to be more of the man He made you to be. You are very much limited in power and authority. You are limited in knowledge and wisdom. There are spiritual and physical boundaries you can not cross. Even satan’s power is very much limited. But with God your ability knows no limitations.
You are governed by spiritual and natural laws and principles. And you must abide by them in order to survive. As a matter of spiritual law that governs you, you will be in constant need of divine assistance. And as a matter of natural law that governs you, you must sow in order to reap, you must eat and sleep to be healthy. Jeremiah 33:25 This is what the LORD says; ‘If I have not establish my covenant with day and night and the fixed laws of heaven and earth….
You must understand that God has fixed the laws that govern heaven and earth. And failure to abide by them will result to self destruction. It will result to physical and spiritual malnutrition. These laws are of only two dimentions;
(1) LAWS OF HEAVEN– Spiritual laws:
What are spiritual laws?
Spiritual laws are the orders given by God to man through wish mankind spiritually relates to God, and physically relates with man.
All the “Thou shall not…” and “Thou shall” as they concern God and man are spiritual laws. As a human, know that you cannot live and be fulfilled and satisfied without obeying the SPIRTUAL LAWS as ordained by God. When you violate the spiritual laws, it has direct effect on your physical life. It has a way of having negative effects on the positive results of your natural laws.
(2) LAWS OF THE EARTH- Natural laws
What are natural laws? It could be defined as divine decrees pronounced by God over His creation and creatures which enables their physical existence and development on earth.
For example; if you don’t sow a seed, you will have no harvest to reap. If you don’t work, you won’t earn money and as a result, you won’t probably eat. If you don’t eat, you will die of hunger. When God sends you a destiny helper who gives a certain amount of dollars, He lives you with responsibility of investing and growing the money. It goes on and on.
Know that you are a human, you cannot live and be fulfilled and satisfied without obeying the natural laws as ordained by God.
When you violate the natural laws, it equally has very quick direct effect on your physical life and development. It also has a way of having negative effect on the positive results of your spiritual life.
Don’t violate the spiritual and natural laws of God, in them is encoded your earthly and heavenly inheritance.
Haven settled with this, it is very important you know that what nourishes your physical life is of the spiritual. And what stabilizes your spiritual life is gotten through physical applications.
Your physical being is the channel through which the spiritual laws are obed. Further more, your physical being is the channel through which your spiritual being is nourished. You must get both sides balanced.
You can’t be physically stable if you are cut off from the spiritual. Likewise, you can’t be spiritually stable if you are unable to physically apply the spiritual laws. The spiritual laws are both spiritually and physically applicable. Example; when you pray to God, you have obed the spiritual law. And when you assist your neighbor, you have also obed the spiritual law of God.
GOD IS ALL YOU NEED TO BE FULFILLED AND SATISFIED IN LIFE AND ETERNITY
What makes you a living being is the breath of God Almighty- your Maker. Job realized this and exclaimed, “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” (Job 33:4)
Without Him, you are simply a clay. With Him, you are a living being. With Him, you are spiritually and physically alive. Without Him, your life is not complete.
Life makes no sense and no meaning without Him. Things get more tough without Him. Without Him, sickness seems incurable, life seems not worth living, everything becomes meaningless, and suicide becomes an option. Truly, what you must know as a human is that, we all need God to survive. We are in constant need of divine providence and intervention.
Do you know your enemies would have taken you away before now? Do you realize how tough a spiritual battle the devil wages against you? And what unspeakable secret victories God gives you? Whether you believe it or not, it is true that God works for us much more than we can feel, see, notice, understand or testify about.
If you were enlightened to know that God did ten things for you, multiply it by ten thousand. There is nothing you need now but God. He is number first. When you have Him, you’ve got everything you need. No one succeeds without His approval.
In JOB 12:10 it says, “In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”
GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE
God’s plan and purpose for your life is your life, and is your purpose of living.
The plan and purpose of God for your life is to KNOW HIM, LOVE HIM, WORSHIP HIM, AND LIVE WITH HIM FOREVER.
All these can only take place when we know Him. It is when you know Him that you can love Him. It is when you know Him, and love Him, that you can worship Him. And it is when you know Him, love Him, worship Him, that you can live with Him forever.
To know God is to love and submit to Him and worship Him alone. To express your love and submission to God is to act in total obedience to His will at any given moment. To express your worship towards God is to maintain absolute dependence on Him, irrespective of what befalls you. See Him in everything.
God’s plan for your life supersedes your plan for your life. Your personal plan for your life is enwrapped in God’s plan for you. If God’s plan for your life does not unfold, your plans will automatically not succeed. Your success is hidden in God’s plan for you. Remember, Proverbs 16:1 “To man belongs the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongu.” Also verse 9 states, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”
Endeavor to seek to know more of your Creator. It is in knowing more of Him that you know better of who you are. It is in loving Him more that you discover what you are living for, what problem you are created to solve, and what course you will be willing to die for.
Any accomplishment made outside God’s signature does not stand the test of time, and it creates more space for discontentment and un-satisfaction.
Heaven and earth awaits your manifestation. It’s time you got up and start living your real life. Trust only in God and carry on. Don’t condemn yourself when He hasn’t condemned you. No matter what name people have given you, or what they have said about you, it makes no meaning. Only God has the final say about your life.
He does not give up on you, till you draw your last breath on earth.
I want to believe God has used this article to bless you. You can refer it to someone else. God bless you
Written by Romanus O. Obiekosi
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