It was in that sermon that I realized God is holy, I am not. God is an awesome God, and so often I feel as though in my human selfishness, I try to take pride in my being and in my accomplishments. Quite frankly, without Him, I would be nothing. My accomplishments would not exist. In this sermon, my pastor was unraveling Psalm 99, telling us about the characteristics of our God. In verses 1-3, God's sovereignty is being discussed. In verses 4-5, we are learning about his character. In verses 6-9, we learn about God's faithfulness.
1. God is unique. Well, that's pretty vague. He is perfect, unlike His creation.
2. He is ethically pure. God cannot even approach sin. He is morally excellent. When Christ was on the cross, he had to turn his back because he could not even bear to see the sin of this world.
3. He is devoted to His glory. And we should be too.
Our God is not dead, He is alive. It's during sermons and moments like these when I realize God is holy. He IS full of grace, He IS merciful, He IS faithful. What a blessing to be able to serve someone like Him!!! Now, it's also in moments like these when many people question if God is so loving, why does he allow bad things to happen on this earth? Now, I don't know the exact reason, ask Him when you get there. The reason bad things happen is because we live a life apart from God. No matter what happens, God IS IN CONTROL. If you don't think God is in full control and has a plan for your life, He does. Exalt the name of God with your life.
Every knee shall bow, every tongue shall confess, that He is holy.
It's in moments like these where I realize how blessed I am to be able to serve such an amazing God. He loves me. He always will love me. No matter how wicked this earth may get, He is in control. He has a plan for my life. So thankful for a God who loves me and allows me to serve Him. I am so lucky.
Back to my struggling last week...it was all part of God's perfect plan for my life.