DEVOTION: To continue yesterday’s thought and maybe try to answer the question at the end of the devotion….
“For He seems to do nothing of Himself which He can possibly delegate to His creatures. He commands us to do slowly and blunderingly what He could do perfectly and in the twinkling of an eye. He allows us to neglect what He would have us do, or to fail…..We are not mere recipients or spectators. We are either privileged to share in the game or compelled to collaborate in the work, “to wield our little tridents.” Is this amazing process simply Creation going on before our eyes? This is how (no light matter) God makes something indeed, makes gods, out of nothing.” (Pg 12)
To think about this for just a minute. “He commands us to do slowly and blunderingly what He could do perfectly and in the twinkling of an eye.”
Why on Earth does God even bother? We are the slow, hard to communicate with, apathetic creatures who continue to disobey and yet….He loves. He forgives. He relishes time with us….again, leaves me speechless.
I’ll have to quote this verse once more:
“What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit[a] him?
For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.” – Psalm 8:4-5
And yet…here we are. Talking about prayer. Talking about how we communicate with this God of second chances. This God who makes something out of our nothingness.
The prayers that we offer up, make something out of nothing because God’s hand is in the mix. He takes our small offerings, our small requests, our small ideas and builds on them….with our help. We are part of the solution. We are compelled to be involved. Because…Jesus.
Jesus, His Spirit in us, brings us the revelation that God, with us, changes us. Changes our hearts and our minds and turns us into something more beautiful, more willing to serve and more focused on Him.