Last week we looked at the omnipresence of God. Today we’ll consider Abba Father’s omnipotence which means that God is in total control of everything. [“Omni” means “all]
Psalm 115:3 says, “Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases Him.” Jer. 32:17’s prayer – “Oh, Lord GOD! You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You!” That is an extremely strong aspect of Abba’s nature. He can make possible, what we think is impossible. When we trust Him, His desires for us will prevail.
When Jesus’ disciples expressed that it is hard for people to get saved, “Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” [Matt. 19:26] It’s Abba’s grace that we are saved. “Eph. 2:8+9 say, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the GIFT OF GOD, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” If we view our blessings as gifts from Abba, we will appreciate them more fully.
God sees the falling of a sparrow and the number of hairs that grow on your head (Matt 6:26-30, 10:29-30). Yet He requires some things from us. One necessity, besides giving our lives over to Him through Jesus, is in Micah 6:8 – “He (God) has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Mercy, justice, and humility please our Lord.
God has no limits on His love and kindness. I adapt A.J. Flint’s famous poem regarding God’s generous giving.
God gives more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sends more strength when the labours increase.
To added afflictions He adds His mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For, out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.
Abba Father, our most precious Redeemer, thank You that You say in Isaiah 55: 10-12, “For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not
return without watering the earth, making it bud and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so My word that proceeds from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it. You will indeed go out with joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Thank You for the great gift of peaceful joy and provision You promise to each one of us. Amen