Thursday, November 19, 2009

God's Sovereignty

The reason why some people could not cope up with idea of God is because, they do not have an intimate knowledge of God. They think of God based on their outdated or erroneous idea of Him. They put God in a box and expect God to act the way they want Him to act. Thus, you will hear such words from them as, 'where is God at this moment? Does He not care what happens to us? ' These statements and other statements of hurts and doubts are so common in times of tragedies, personal or collectively. During the Second World War, when people heard of the horrors of the holocaust, and where millions of Jews were gassed, tortured and were made subject of human scientific experimentation by the Nazis, these same questions were heard from many people of those days. But who and what is God really? To better understand Him, let us consider His own words. "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8-9). Here, God clearly demonstrated the disparity between God and man. If the disparity between ants and man is already mind boggling, think of the disparity between puny man and the Creator of the whole universe who holds the destiny of each planetary system, each galaxy, entire nations and each and every living thing, including man, at the palm of His hand. Then we will realize who we really are in the presence of an almighty, all knowing and all seeing God who knows each and everyone of us by name and who knows even the numbers of hair on our head. Job found out about the all encompassing sovereignty of God and paid obeisance to that all encompassing glory. What is wonderful about our God is that, He is an all good and loving God who would never leave us nor forsake us and is faithful to the very end. Let us thank God for everything He has done in our lives.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Sovereignty, Intimate Knowledge, Box, Misconception , Second World War, Jews, Holocaust, Nazi, Disparity, Mind Boggling, Creator, Universe, Existence, Almighty, All Knowing, All Seeing, Obeisance, All Good, Loving God, Faithful, Word of God, Holy Bible

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


David C Brown said...

It helps us to trust Him when we realise how much His thoughts are above our thoughts.

Dhemz said...

wow, very motivational and inspirational ang post na ito kuyaMel....:)

honga pala..salamat sa dalaw at sa mga comments...

sensya napo at ngayon lang ako ulit naka dalaw...super busy sa skul eh...lapit na kasi final namin....

balik nalang ako bukas kuya Mel ha...super late na kasi dito..ala na akong powers...ehehhe..d kasi ako makatiis na d magparamdam sau after reading all your!

balik ako bukas promise...feeling ko kasi nahuhulog na yung eyeballs!

ingat po..have a great weekend ahead!

tawag ko pala kay Akesha is "baby or kesh"...hehehe!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi David,
Amen to that. I hope all people can have your view point regarding this matter. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Okay lang yun dahil masyado ka nang inaantok. Naiintindihan ko naman at hindi naman ako mapaghanap. Alam ko naman na busy ka at napakarami mong inaasikaso. Tuwang tuwa kasi ako kay Akesha kaya gusto ko rin tawagin siya sa pet name niya. Tama pala yung hula ko na Kesh ang pet name niya, lol.
Thanks sa visit friend and God bless you all always.

shydub said...

God is always with me, kahit hindi mn ako nag sisimba I know I have God in me. God is God...God is love, God is the most powerful above, God is our savoir, our refuge. I think God that way and more than that, kahit words hindi ma express.

Thanks for this motivational post Sir Mel.Thanks also for always visitng ang leaving a very inspiring , nice comments at funny minsan.

Natatawa ako sa comments mo, ang salbahe kung ina hehehe Im sure jake would yell at me when he is old enough, kung bakit ko pinakita sa lahat ang yucky, yummy food and poop event hehehe.

Hope you guys will have a great weekend. take care ang god bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Okay lang yun, binibiro lang kita, lol. Hindi naman yucky ang ano ng bata, hehehe, lol. Tungkol sa Panginoon, I hope you will have a closer and more intimate relationship with Him. Hindi nakukuha yun sa pagsisimba lang kung hindi ang madama mo ang aktuwal na presensiya Niya sa buhay mo. Huwag kang magalala. Ipinapanalangin kita palagi. Bahala na sa iyo ang Espiritu Santo na hipuin ang puso mo. Alam mo bang ang lahat nang pumapasok sa blog ko at nagbabasa ng post ko ay may blessing kay Lord. Kasi habang ginagawa ko ang mga post ko ay nananalanigin akong kasihan ng Espiritu Santo ang post ko at sa lahat naman ng papasok sa blog ko ay ipinapanalangin kong katukin ng Panginoon ang puso nila at bigyan sila ng grace ng conviction, conversion at salvation. Ito ang ministeryo ko sa Panginoon at inilagay Niya sa puso ko ang burden tungkol sa iyo. Salamat sa dalaw kapatid at God bless you and your loved ones always.

kathy said...

Hi kuya Mel! Visiting here to read some of your motivational posts. It's so nice to read about God and your posts make me understand more about HIM and His greatness...

It's a blessing to have somebody write about God in the blogosphere and I'm glad I get the chance to read your posts. Keep on posting kuya Mel and I will keep on reading...

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kathy,
Your words are music to my ears but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. I am privileged to know you through our mutual friends in blogsville like Chubskulit, Dhemz, Shydub and Bambie Dear. Thank you so much for your visit and inspiring words. God bless you always.

krystyna said...

Thank you Mel, your post is always meaningful.
Sorry, I'm late... actually I am sick... big pain in my back and arms. I must be far from computer..
I know that you will pray for my wellbeing.

God bless you!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
Yes, I will pray for you. By the stripes of Jesus you are healed. We rebuke the spirit of pain in your arms and back and we release to you the Spirit of healing in the name of Jesus. This we ask You Father God in the name of Jesus through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always my friend. Please take care of yourself. I will pray for you more.

Bambie dear ★ said...

Good evening hehe..

well parang naging cliche na nga for some who have been experienced great lost and tragedies to question "where is God?", wala lang siguro maisisi or whatever but I always believe that God has nothing to do with our losses.. This is life, its not always happiness. Siguro easy for me to say pero ganito talaga ang buhay, we may experience extreme happiness. Sometimes, in an unavoidable circumstances, we feel/experience extreme sadness. Pero if we have strong faith in the Lord, malalagpasan natin yun.

Thanks for this another inspirational post =) It always uplifts my spiritual life, kahit na tagal ko na di nagsisimba. Thanks sir Mel

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

You have a fairly good grasp on how spiritual life should be. We must accept everything from God whether favorable or unfavorable to us, for in the final analysis, all things work for our good. God knows what's best for all of us as a good and perfect Father could ever be. Let us just trust Him that He will do what is best for us. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Raj said...

Truly inspiring !!

Really liked your comment above:

We must accept everything from God whether favorable or unfavorable to us, for in the final analysis, all things work for our good.

But u know, sometimes when people are in trouble and are facing tough times,don't u think it is difficult for them to stick to the above saying ??

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Raj,
How right you are, that is why we should have a living faith and sincerely believe the word of God. We can't do much anyway when the storms of life come crashing down on us. We might as well hold on to God's promises and trust that He will never give us a trial that we cannot bear because side by side with the trial, He will provide us with sufficient grace to overcome that trial. Joseph in Genesis and Job found this out. They held on to their trust in God and God rewarded their faith in Him. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

krystyna said...

Thank you Mel,
I feel much better, almost perfect.
It was shingles.

God bless you!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
You're welcome. You know that God will never leave you nor forsake you. Thanks too. God bless you always.

Tey said...

I think its is not about learning or gettong deep knowledge about God. Most of us dont have to. Having the basic knowledge is good enough but some people just keeps denying God. God will give us the path to get to know him.

Those people dont know him because they simply dont want to know him. They want darkness!!
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
I respect your opinion on this but when you love someone you get to know all about him. How can we say we love God when our knowledge of Him is just superficial? It is so easy to know Him more by reading His words everyday through the Bible. Otherwise we will just be tossed to and fro by different beliefs and perceptions. Thanks for your visit and honest comment. I appreciate that. God bless you always.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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