Lately I have been thinking A LOT about God and I have come to the conclusion that my finite mind has not even made a teeney tiny scratch, never mind a dent, in comprehending the GREATNESS OF GOD! Yes, it is easy to say we serve an awesome God and praise God for His blessings when everything is going well and we don't have any problems. It is easy to praise God if we have a good job, healthy children, healthy bodies, nice homes to live in and money for vacations, nice clothes, eating out, hobbies, cars etc. etc. etc. Now don't get me wrong....I like nice things as much as the next guy and am very thankful for all of HIs blessings in our lives, but in my thinking about God and His greatness my mind didn't turn to think about all these nice things. My mind instead turned to thinking about miracles, God's grace, God's mercy, God's guidance, God's victory over death, God's gift of eternal life to those who believe and God's reigning in heaven over all the universe. We have a choice to accept God for who He is or deny Him but we cannot change or reduce Him...that is impossible. He is THE GREAT and MIGHTY GOD. He has control over EVERYTHING. He has unlimited POWER. He has ALWAYS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE. I am desperately searching for words to describe God and I am failing miserably. All I know is that I have made a choice to accept God and have committed my life to having a personal relationship with His son Jesus. This personal relationship with JESUS is an AMAZING THING and it requires that I give ALL of my life to Him and trust Him to guide us to where He wants us to be. As Ed and I are sorting, throwing out and packing our things for our move to Colorado we realize that only thing we know for sure is that we are leaving here on August 27th. Beyond that date we don't yet have concrete answers to where, when or how. Yes, we will be making our way out to Colorado and all of our things are being moved out there but that is all we know. Are we in a panic? Are we afraid? NO! We aren't afraid and we aren't in a panic because we know that God is AMAZING, God is POWERFUL, God is GREAT, God is MIGHTY and God GUIDES! Psalm 37: 23 & 24 says "If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand". How reassuring that if God is pleased with what we do He will make our steps firm. No need to panic or be afraid because we have committed our lives and Soaring Wings Ministries to God who is the same yesterday, today and forever. Our lives will definetely be changing but God does not change. The realization that God does not change gives me peace! I am so glad that I have a personal relationship with God who is TOO BIG and TOO GREAT for me to comprehend with my finite mind. Our prayer, as we head out to Colorado and begin to make a new life there, is that we will have the opportunity to share the LOVE and GREATNESS of our God with many, many people and that they will come to have a personal relationship with His son Jeus and that they will also be amazed and wonder at the greatness of our Lord and Savior!
Anita Rennells is the author of this blog. She and her husband have moved to Colorado when Ed retired and are in the process of opening a ranch to help homeless young adults.
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