11.27.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on prayer. Part 13. Something out of nothing.

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.

5 Comments

  1. Jonathan B on November 27, 2020 at 6:22 am

    We may stumble, we may fall but with him by our side anything is possible. Trust in him this day and continue to pray. Reach down for those struggling today and remind then that God loves them.

  2. Suzanne on November 27, 2020 at 7:25 am

    The whole passage sounds like a parent raising a toddler. God is raising adults.

  3. Margaret K on November 27, 2020 at 8:05 am

    We stumble, we fall, we fail, but God knew that before He created us, yet He created us anyway because even before we were, He loved us.

    1 Peter says that Jesus was the Lamb chosen before the creation of the world. Romans says the He foreknew and predestined us.

    In Genesis 2, God told Adam regarding the forbidden fruit, “for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” He didn’t say “if”, He said “when”. He knew Adam would fall.
    Jesus told Peter that he was going to deny Him three times. Then He said, “and when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

    God knows the end from the beginning. He knows every failure before we make it. He could have not created us because He knew that we would fail.
    But once He thought of us, He loved us and wanted us in His family.

    God didn’t want robots that would obey His every command. He wanted a family. He wanted children. He foreknew us and loved us anyway.
    Every parent knows before their children are born, that those children would fail at things, those children would make mistakes, those children would disobey at times. Yet we still have children.

    We hope and pray that they will turn out to be good adults, that as they grow they will mature, that we would be able to teach and train them right.

    God is hoping the same thing with His children. That we would grow and mature from children of God into sons and daughters of God that can take our place in the Family business of harvesting souls for the kingdom of God – if bringing other children into adulthood.

  4. Margaret M on November 27, 2020 at 8:25 am

    This scripture is amazing due to the fact that Jesus did visit the earth for 33 years and his ministry of 3 years has changed the world. Also the testimonials of many being visited by visions Jesus or the presence of his spirit speaking to them. He can and does visit his people when they open up the door of thier heart to him.

  5. Sherri H on November 27, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Amen to all above – and yes it’s hard to even fathom how much God loves us, how can we not love Him, He loves us so unconditionally and protects us every minute of everyday , He is our everything! I just wanna sit at His feet and worship, so amazing is He.

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