Archive for December 13th, 2008

Isaiah 64

Isaiah makes a few very key observations in chapter 64.  First he reminds us just how far above us God really is.  Sometimes people think they are like God – maybe even equal to Him.  There have been times in history where people have actually claimed to be God, and some days we act like it even today.  But we are not, and never will be.  There is only one God, and Isaiah points out just how far from our human ways He is: “Since before time began no one has ever imagined, No ear heard, no eye seen, a God like you who works for those who wait for him”.  The reality is that we can’t even imagine God, we are unable to comprehend all that He is.  God is such a wonderful and powerful creator.  He is in a class all by Himself.

 

That said, Isaiah reminds us of a very important fact.  Still, GOD, you are our Father. We’re the clay and you’re our potter: All of us are what you made us”.  God is our Father.  He created us.  We are what He made us.  Do you think about that at all?  Do you ever stop to consider that God Himself designed you and created you just the way He wanted.  I am reminded of something I used to hear – God don’t make no junk.  He didn’t make a mistake when you or I were created.  Are we perfect?  Well certainly I am not.  But I am what God created and what I need to remember is that He isn’t done with me yet.  I am clay in His hands and He continues to mold my life.  He has a perfect plan and wants to continue to shape me and make me what He desires.  But I have to allow Him to do that.  I can’t jump off the table and say leave me alone if I expect Him to continue molding me.  I have to be willing to trust Him and allow Him the freedom.  Is that risky?  I don’t see how it could be since He has the master plan and has demonstrated how deeply He loves us.  Will it always be fun?  Not likely as there are things in our lives that have to be scraped away.  But God will do it lovingly and in a way that moves us closer to that perfection He has for us – holiness and godliness – to become like Jesus.  There will be some pain and struggle on our part mostly because we resist and refuse rather than cooperate.  But at the end of the day we need to cling to the fact that God is and will always be our Father.  He is not going anywhere.  Sin may cause a rift between us – He can’t stand that and will deal with it – but it doesn’t change our standing as a son or daughter of the King.  Ponder well the words of Isaiah.  God has much to do in and through us!

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