So last night I was able to enjoy a time of fellowship with some people who are very dear to me, and able to meet others. As we were playing music, doing card tricks, eating GREAT food, and just hanging around talking, I asked myself a question. What has brought me to love these people so dearly. As I pondered that question, and continued to fellowship the answer finally hit me. It is not the fun things that we do together, the laughter, music, card tricks, food, all that stuff is good, but the main thing is the love of God that has been given to me.
Over the past 2 years God has been working in many visible and invisible ways in my life, like he always is. I guess I am just realizing them more because of the understanding of his grace, love, and sovereignty. I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but understanding of God’s sovereignty and the glorification of himself has been the biggest peace, joy, overall happiness giver over the past couple of months.
If you know anything about me, it is that I like to enjoy myself, but secretly (or not so secretly anymore) I am also a control freak when it comes to my own life. If I am unable to control a situation I am in I either become completely apathetic towards it, or try to find a way to change it so that I have a piece of control, no matter how small. However, this is not at all what it is like.
God’s sovereignty is not something that you can change, frustrate, manipulate, have control over because he is God. There just is not a thing that you can do to alter his will because he is completely satisfied and ultimately glorified in anything that he does. As John Piper says, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” This satisfaction in him can only come by a solid understanding of the gospel, God’s grace, his sovereignty, and the glorification of himself.
This is not going to be easy, but man (lady) it is totally worth it. Luckily for us, God has kinda given us a piece of himself through his holy scriptures a.k.a The Bible. I encourage you to keep on pursuing God as he is so evidently pursuing you.