30 Days With Wesley – Day 5: The God Paradox

elephant(Optional Reading: Isaiah 66:1-2)

Paradoxs are fun to think about but they are also confusing at times. There seems to be a paradox within the concept of God, and I am not referring to the age old question of “If God is so powerful, could he make a rock big enough that even he couldn’t lift it?” This is not the God paradox that I am writing about today.

The optional reading for today was Isaiah 66:1-2. In this passage, God speaks through Isaiah and says, 

“The Lord says:
Heaven is my throne,
    and earth is my footstool.
So where could you build a house for me,
    and where could my resting place be?

My hand made all these things
    and brought them into being, says the Lord.
But here is where I will look:
    to the humble and contrite in spirit,
    who tremble at my word.”

As I have written before, we need to always remember that God is THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE. He is beyond all our understanding.

The God Paradox is this, we serve THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE and we cannot build a house for him here on earth. Yet God wants to dwell in the hearts and lives of those who are humble, are contrite in spirit and tremble at God’s words. God is so far beyond us, but all God desires is to be within the small spaces that is our daily lives. When I sit and really reflect on this concept I find myself in complete awe of God. 

God may we live our lives in the paradox of you. May we live in the knowledge that you are far beyond what we can comprehend. You are so loving and merciful. We give our day to you. Come and dwell in our hearts and minds today and use us as we follow your leading.

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those

who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial,

and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours,

now and forever.

Amen.

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