Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Conciseness of God

I was meditating this morning on the conciseness of God.

Let there be...
In the beginning He said, "Let there be..."

"Let" indicates he has authority to grant permission, to allow or not to allow whatever He pleases.

"There" refers to a place, a specific location, in this case the realm of the natural world. He existed eternally in His own realm, but the natural world was formless and void. It was the seen realm to which He referred when He said, "there."

"Be" refers to the existence of something. With so few words, He does so much, and with such ease.

Here are a few more:

"Peace, be still!"
The was asleep as the storm was raging. But when He awoke, He simply spoke the words, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased. The waters were calmed.

"Father, forgive them."
He hung on the cross an innocent man, God's only Son. He prayed for His enemies that had crucified them, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."

"I am willing. Be healed."
A man came up to him and said, "I know that you can heal me, if you are willing. " Jesus said, "I am willing. Be healed." The man was immediately healed.

"Come out!"
A man was demon possessed, tortured by the forces of darkness. Jesus spoke to the demon, "Come out!" And it left the man immediately.

"Lazarus, come forth"
A man lay dead in the tomb for three days. Jesus came and spoke the words, "Lazarus, come forth" The man came walking out of the tomb alive again.

Putting it All Together
The Lord is concise. He does not need many words to do anything.

You don't need to use many words in prayer. God will not be impressed with your vain repetition of words.

What do you need Him to do in your life today? Do you need healing? Life? Storms to cease? Deliverance from demons? Simply ask the Father in Jesus name and believe.

With so few words, He does so much, and with such ease. Take a moment today to stand in awe of God for the power of His Word.

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Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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