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Devotional by Barbara Sanders

My God is an awesome GOD! He never fails to out do my expectations. Although I am expecting Him to do great things in my life, any and every thing he wants to do, somehow I must put a limitation on Him.

This week he has moved in my life way beyond my wildest dreams, beyond my expectations - although, saying that, I realize some will say "she puts a limit on God" - but I do not. It's just hard to explain in a human setting. I KNOW GOD can do 'all things" and 'all things are possible with GOD"......WHY? Scripture says so. BUT in our infantile human brain, there must be a mechanism that puts a limit on what we do expect GOD to do in our lives, although maybe we, as I have, have lived in the atmosphere of believing GOD for ALL things. That's just our humanism showing through.

Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men [it is] impossible, but not with God : for with God all things are possible .

I have been blessed without measure this week! Things have been spoken to me that only GOD could have revealed to the person that spoke them. Only GOD knows what I have been asking for so long, yet it seemed never to materalize. But I have been steadfast in his word, believing that it would come to pass, but then the temptation of giving up has come to the brim many times, since I am human. I think like a human. But God's word is true, whether we believe it or not, makes no difference. HE is the way, the TRUTH and the life!

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way , the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

We serve an AWESOME GOD! During the congregational prayer last night, I asked GOD to bless the minister, to fill His Cup to overflowing, to give him a fresh anointing of his power. WOW! GOD not only worked in him to bring forth the living WORD, but he also filled "my cup" to the brim - in fact, to overflowing! There is POWER in His Word!

Psalm 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

We SERVE an awesome God. His power is unlimited! That is to say, it is unlimited in HIS Power, but we put our own human limitations on him when we fail to completely surrender to the work of the Holy Spirit!

Psalm 66:7 He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

Psalm 147:5 Great [is] our Lord, and of great power : his understanding [is] infinite.

Do you SERVE that awesome God? Have your needs been met? Do you want to know him and have him work a work in your life that is without measure, way beyond your 'wildest dreams', your imagination? You can! Call out his name, be truthful with him as you speak with HIM. "God, you know the person I am and you know the person I can become. I want to know the power of YOUR word, to know the one whom in which there is no limitations. I want to be opened up to ALL you have for me as this human vessel, to be filled with YOUR SPIRIT, to walk in divine guidance, to show forth YOUR glorious light. Enlighten my heart, my mind, my very soul this moment. Put your Spirit within my life, bring ME to LIFE, letting me die out to sin and become that new creature in YOU. GOD, I want to KNOW that you ARE that awesome GOD!"

When you KNOW this awesome GOD, let him lead, guide, and direct your life, you will never be the same! Oh sure, satan will come against you, your own will come against you. But if you stand steadfast in HIS WORD, like the Rock of Gibraltar, he will not be slack in his promises. He will deliver you from the snares of the devil, set you on that Solid Rock, and see you through any trials, troubles, or temptations you may be faced with in this present life. Why can I say that? I am still human, and I've been tried, but I've come out of the fire, unburned, unscathed, believing that GOD can do all things to them that waited upon HIM and his WORD!

Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things [ are ] possible to him that believeth.


Ephesians 2:44 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:

Oh heavenly Father, help us to believe your Word, to stand steadfast without wavering, to be the kind of person you want us to be, not by our might but by your power. Let us lean on you, not on our own understanding and be guided by your Holy Spirit in ever walk of our lives. Show forth your mighty power in our lives that we can be that shining light that might guide others to the Throne of Grace! We will give you all honor, glory, and praise due your precious name. In Jesus name we pray. AMEN!

Written ©June 14, 1997 Barbara Sanders. All rights reserved.
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