Originally published Sunday, 12 October 2014.
Lately I have been seeing a lot of verses on wisdom and knowledge. When I say I have been seeing them, I mean seeing them everywhere. From sermons I hear to podcasts I listen to, and the mornings I have gotten up early enough to open my Bible this week, these two words are jumping out everywhere. It’s like they are after me or something.
When I ask God what to pray, I hear these two words again, wisdom and knowledge, when I pray and ask God for wisdom and knowledge, I hear Him say “I am with you”
I don’t mean to take that lightly, as that is a BIG, HUGE deal. The God of the universe, the One who created us all is with us? I know in my head this is true, but I wonder why He keeps reminding me.
I wonder a lot of things to be honest and sometimes I wonder if the amazement of God tries to sneak by me? Or maybe I should say that I let it sneak by me!
God is so kind, first to send His son Jesus to earth, to die on a cross to save us all from our humanness, our sins and frankly the wrath of Himself (God). He is so kind, yet so many don’t believe He has anything to do with their daily lives. That makes me sad.
God is with us, for heavens sake He is IN us. His Spirit, the Holy Spirit that Jesus taught would come to dwell in us once Jesus ascended up with the Father. The very Spirit of God lives in us.
That’s pretty much amazing.
I heard a great story today of a co-worker who said she was having a really really bad day a few months ago and as she was driving down the road, she wiped everything off her front seat, literally moved it to the back seat and patted her hand on the passenger seat whispering the words, “Jesus, I need you to sit beside me today.”
I love that story.
Isn’t it true for all of us? Some days or everyday for that matter, we need to know that someone is there for us, that someone is indeed with us and that someone created us. WHAT! love it..
The Bible clearly talks about God being FOR us. In Romans 8:31 it says, “if God is for us, who can be against us”?
Psalm 46 talks about God being with us. Check it out, it’s so very beautiful. If nothing else, sit on your couch, turn your head and see Jesus sitting beside you. He is indeed with you and that IS a big deal.