In yesterday’s sermon, the pastor said, “if God never did another thing, He still deserves all the glory.” So true. Yet, when I pondered what he said, I realized I don’t live that way.
When a crisis hits, I don’t immediately remember all that God has done for me. I jump to “what if” scenarios. I sit in the “this is impossible” or “I can’t handle this.” mode. When reality is, I can handle this if I lean on God. Yet, that isn’t my first thought. It often isn’t even my 2nd or 3rd thought. Sometimes it requires a friend to nudge me back to God’s reality before I get my mindset on things above.
How could I forget the time I pulled onto the freeway in tears after a devastating meeting at church and my dearest friends were in the car in front of me? We both pulled over and I got hugs and encouragement.
How could I forget my son crying in the back seat as I drove him to the ER to get stitches in his leg? As soon as I prayed for God to comfort and soothe him, my son stopped crying and he said the pain was gone.
How could I forget the sunset and sunrise every day?
How could I forget the death and resurrection of Jesus, God’s son?
How could I forget all He’s done so easily? The answer is, the enemy. His goal is to distract me. He wants to keep my focus on myself and my problems, not the One who can hold my hand through it all. The enemy want me to forget. He doesn’t want me to get help and strength from God. He wants me to crumble and be ineffective. For when I remember, God gets the glory.
If God never did another thing, He deserves all the glory. Every day. Every moment. In good times and in bad. In sickness and in health. In sunshine and in rain. In everything. He did the ultimate thing, sacrificed His son, Jesus for our disobedience (sin) and gave us eternal life if we believe in Him. That was more than enough. Yet, we also get the sunrise, sunsets, comfort in times of pain, miracles, hope, joy and on and on. We get more than enough all the time. Let’s not forget – regardless of our circumstances. He deserves all the glory. Let’s not forget!
Dream Big! Pray Big!