The Personal Sovereign God

God exists. However, some, like Deists would suggest God or a Divine Being created everything then sat back or walked away - a wind-up creation and let the chips fall where they may type of involvement.

This is NOT the portrait of God in Christian Scripture. Over the physical creation, God is sovereign (Genesis 1-3). Over the spiritual realm, God is sovereign (1 Chronicles 21:15, 27; Matthew 13:41;). Over humanity as nations and individuals, God is Sovereign (Acts 17:26-28; Deuteronomy 32:7-8). Over all the plethora of details that construct existence and meaning, God is Sovereign.

Throughout Scripture, there is no escaping the picture of God as personally involved in the affairs of humanity and all His creation. In the Old Testament we read in Psalm 37:23 - "The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him;". Personal involvement.

Then the ultimate, intimate involvement was Father God sending His one and only Son to pay the cost of humanity's redemption - death upon the cross. John 3:16 spells this out perfectly for us - "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Praise God, the Cross, death is not where the the story ends for Christ or any of us or else the world would have had just a great martyr for two thousand plus years. Three days later, Jesus rose from the dead defeating death, Hell and the grave. Now Jesus, by His Holy Spirit continues to bless the believer with even more intimate involvement by empowering and counseling them with His Spirit.

Paul encourages and testifies to The Personal God by writing to the believers in Philippi, stating - "he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (Philippians 1:6) 

This verse alone screams of a personal God, involved intimately on behalf of His believers to develop them into the man or woman of Christ He knows they can be and wants them to be.

Control is an illusion. According to Scripture, humanity never was, is or will be in control. God is the I Am. He is before time, before all. The acceptance of the lie that we can be Sovereign through disobedience was the beginning of the The End for humanity. Now, managing of anything is the best we can do.

The balance that is terribly lacking has progressively worsened since The Fall. The balance is not between good and evil, unlike Star Wars that promotes the belief that good and evil must coexist or the universe doesn't - the balance is about restoring the proper perspective and position on The Personal Sovereign God.

We are doomed to frustration if we do not surrender to God that which we do not understand, discern partially and even the concepts we seem to grasp. The writer of Hebrews injects boldness into the believer as he underlines the fact that the Christian has an approachable, personal, sovereign God. Hebrews 4:16 says -

"Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." 

Through Christ Jesus - Father God's presence, Father God's ear and hand are always present, through the power of the Holy Spirit. I encourage my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to believe more in, trust more in and know more of - The Personal Sovereign God.