WHO HAS GONE TO HEAVEN AND COME DOWN?

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“Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind?Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak?  Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know!” (Proverbs 30:4 NIV)

God has capabilities we don’t.

When we question God, we’re questioning His Sovereignty, His supreme power, and authority.  Life is hard to understand.  Things happen that make no sense.  When they do, the common question is “Why God?”  We want to understand what we can’t because we’re not God.  The way God does things and the way I do them differ significantly.  But I’m not the one who travels between heaven and earth.  The wind and waters are not under my control.  Only Jesus possesses infinite knowledge; ours is limited.

Last week, I saw a funny cartoon.  A fish with a briefcase is explaining to his boss why he is late for work.  Beneath the picture is Moses parting the Red Sea.  When God moves in our lives, explaining it to others seems impossible.  But the more we learn to help people connect the dots of God’s actions in our lives, the closer they will grow to God.

Make the connection.

“God moments” are times when something happens that is undeniably God.  Some people call them “Winks from God” or a “God thing.”   If we aren’t looking for God to work in our lives, we’ll completely miss the moments.  Often, we don’t realize He is actively working on our behalf because we neither look for it or expect it.  But He always is.  Part of following Jesus is connecting the dots in our own lives to help others connect them in theirs.

Just the other morning, I was texting a friend my frustration with gaining a few pounds.  When I picked up my Bible, a scrap of paper fell out with these words on it:

“The beauty of life is, we cannot undo what is done; we can see it, understand it, learn from it, and change so that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger but in wisdom, understanding, and love.” 

I have no idea where the paper originated or how it ended up in my Bible; I’m sure some study I did at some point.  Whenever I received the quote, God used it for a future “God moment” in my life.  He sent a message at the appropriate time for the current situation.  If we don’t look for Him, we won’t find Him.

Start connecting the God dots in your life.  Look for His presence, wait expectantly for Him to move.  As you do, you’ll find, God is always up to something.

Question of the Day:

What’s a recent God moment in your life?

Further Reading:Micah 1:1-4:13 NIV, Revelation 6:1-17 NIV, Psalm 134:1-3 NIV, Proverbs 30:1-4 NIV

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