Posted on January 9, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
“Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” Mark 4:41b
Who is God? Well, that’s an unanswerable question. However, it’s a question we will spend the rest of our lives learning. The scriptures teach that,
“For who has known the mind of the LORD? Or who has become His counselor?” Romans 11:34
Who is Man? That’s a much easier question to answer. We are the dust of the earth and the breath of God. Matter and wind, easy to explain. What complicated man was the infection of sin. We were a simple being, made to enjoy and know God. Sin makes things that are good seem evil and evil seem good sometimes. We have a hard time knowing what’s right vs what’s wrong.
It’s not until we have received the Spirit of God that we begin to know what’s right. Our mission is to conform to the image of Christ, one day at a time. We can come to the end of ourselves and that’s when we find out that whatever we are not, “He is”. Who is God? As we grow in the grace and knowledge of God, we seem to unfold the characteristics of who God is. It’s also imperative to be in His word to know His character.
“I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep and am known by My own.” John 10:14
This verse is a call to know the God of the Bible. We need to learn the nature of God in order to discern His leading. There are a lot of options, and if our motives are not pure and our knowledge of God is weak, we are easily led astray. When we’re in tune with the Spirit of God and come to the end of ourselves the reality is that although I’m not, “He is”. “He is” everything we’re not, He encompasses all the good and pure things that we don’t naturally possess. Our dependency on the all-sufficiency of God is how we find the peace and joy that our souls desire.
The Disciples were told by Jesus, “Let’s go over to the other side”. When encountering a storm that they were unable to handle they wake Jesus up and ask Him the most unthoughtful question there is, “Master, don’t you care about us”? Imagine coming here from Heaven to lay down your life for the sins of the world and someone asking, “Don’t you care?” This is followed by the calming of the wind and sea, the very thing that the disciples weren’t able to do, but “He is”. Then the next question, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
So, what is it today that is insurmountable? Just remember even if you aren’t able to do it, “He is”! Amen
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri and serves with her as full-time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can reach him at email@example.com
Think About This: “You don’t decide what you are. You are what God created you to be; a person fearfully and wonderfully made.” – Matthew Hagee
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. -2 Peter 1:5-8(NIV)
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