"God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him in the midst of loss, not prosperity." --John Piper

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The riches of God

God's riches are unmeasurable. I need to dwell on that. He owns it all. There is nothing that is not His. I might think that I own something, but that is only an illusion. All things are his, and that includes me. He owns me. Regardless of what I think of that or of myself, I did not create me nor did I give come into this world with anything of my own doing. Therefore, I could never place God in their debt. He is the maker, creator, and owner of all things.

Placing myself in God's hands is not an option, I am already there. So what does God want from me? Is it my life? An acknowledgement of who He is? Does he just want me to be a good guy and play by His rules? Somehow, I don't think that is what He is about. Truth is, He doesn't need anything from me, because if He did, that would make Him needy, and I don't believe that He is needy in any way. The wants that He has for me are only for my own good and growth, and not superimposed on me.

He has it all. I have nothing. So what can I do? I can worship Him, I can honor Him. I can see His glory and seek to expose that glory in all I say and do as a response to His goodness and glory. He doesn't need my worship. He created this entire universe from nothing, how crazy would it be of me to think that He needs my worship. It is not about me. Ever.


Brad said...

Good post. He does own us...right down to the 40 trillion cells in our bodies and even the sub-atomic structure.

Kansas Bob said...

Perhaps a healthy relationship never "needs" the other and just wants him or her?