I know you just read the headline “Today is Awesome Because God Is” but your day may not feel as if it is awesome or you may not even realize God has this day in His hands.
Why is God awesome?
Because He is creator and sustainer or your life. Psalm 33:6-9 NKJV “By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.”
Did you get that? GOD created. If there ever was a big bang, GOD caused it! We must remember that life from nothing came from God and if He did nothing more than that alone; that makes Him awesome! But not only did He create, but it works because He sustains it!
In Hebrews 1:3 NCV talking about Jesus, the Hebrew writer proclaims in “The Son reflects the glory of God and shows exactly what God is like. He holds everything together with his powerful word. When the Son made people clean from their sins, he sat down at the right side of God, the Great One in heaven.”
Let all who say that there is no God understand that they could not have the air they breathe, or the gravity that holds themselves to this world, or even the ability to think, if it were not for the power of God’s glory!!
Not only is He Creator and Sustainor, but He KNOWS THE END FROM THE BEGINNING!
God is never surprised! (Isaiah 48:12 NCV) “People of Jacob, listen to me. People of Israel, I have called you to be my people. I am God; I am the beginning and the end.”
God IS the beginning and the end. (Isaiah 46:9-10 NCV) “Remember what happened long ago. Remember that I am God, and there is no other God. I am God, and there is no one like me. From the beginning I told you what would happen in the end. A long time ago I told you things that have not yet happened. When I plan something, it happens. What I want to do, I will do.”
God is awesome because He has provided salvation for man!
(John 3:16 NCV) “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.”
(John 1:11-12 NCV) “He came to the world that was his own, but his own people did not accept him. But to all who did accept him and believe in him he gave the right to become children of God.”
(John 10:10 NCV) “A thief comes to steal and kill and destroy, but I came to give life–life in all its fullness.”
(Mark 16:15-16 NCV) “Jesus said to his followers, “Go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved, but anyone who does not believe will be punished.”
So what does knowing the “awesomeness” of God do for you? Knowing that God is awesome takes the pressure off of you. Eternity does not hinge on your performance. God’s glory is not dependant upon you! Yes, we must be vessels of glory for Him, but He is not dependant upon it. When we begin to understand the power and majesty of our God and that He is the potter, we are the clay, We begin to realize:
How little we need to do.
How much we need to yield.
How much we need to trust.
How much we need to humbly obey.
Knowing God is awesome and that you trust Him, leads you to trust, that even when you blow it, He is there to bend down and pick up the broken pieces and heal you and the situation!
(Deuteronomy 33:26-27 NIV) “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, ’Destroy him!’”
THERE IS NONE LIKE THE GOD OF JESHURUN!
You can trust the fact that today IS awesome because God IS awesome. Trust Him to lead you, take care of you and love you like you’ve never been loved before.
(Romans 8:37-39 NCV) “But in all these things we have full victory through God who showed his love for us. Yes, I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Notice it says in ALL things, no matter what your “thing” is it is included in the ALL things! In ALL things you have FULL victory through God! That alone makes today awesome because God IS awesome!