Monday, February 11, 2019

Let God Be God

By Andrea Merrell

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly 
above all that we ask or think, 
according to the power that works in us.
Ephesians 3:20 NKJV

The girl’s perception of God was disconcerting. “God doesn’t love me. He doesn’t heal. He doesn’t bless. He’s never done anything for me. I’m not even sure He exists.”

Too many times our perception of God is created by our own misguided thinking. As one pastor puts it, “I honestly believe in the Western church we have so created God in our own image we’ve lost sight of His true character.”

God’s character is to love. He is love. More attributes of His character are: healing, giving, compassion, faithfulness, joy, peace, wisdom, guidance, and every manner of blessing. He is a God of abundance—not a God of just barely enough to get by.

So, why don’t we experience His abundance? Because we don’t believe it or expect it. We have allowed the Enemy to convince us that a poverty mentality is “spiritual” … that God is withholding His goodness either to keep us humble or because we don’t deserve it.

In reality, when we stay intimately connected to the Father, blessings just naturally flow in every area of our life. When we don’t believe or expect that to happen—and we keep our eyes and heart elsewhere—we miss much of what God wants to do for us. When we try to keep God in the proverbial box, we limit what He can do, wants to do, and will do in our lives.

God is good—all the time. And He wants to pour out His blessings on me and on you. All we have to do is bring our thinking in line with His Word and let God be God.

(Photo courtesy of and Stuart Miles.)



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