“Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.” Deuteronomy 4:39
A song came on this morning, that I have not heard in awhile and it immediately took me back. There is a line that says, “Remember that your God and I am not”. When unbelievable losses knocked me to the ground, my prayer became, “You are God and I am not”. Over and over I prayed, reminding myself of who He was and who I was not. I could not see the future and pain was very present. It was then that the start of coming to terms with my true identity began to take shape. I have never been the same.
So often we think we know what would be best and make all kinds of plans. Our identity can get wrapped up in those plans, but what happens when they fall apart? Will we trust God to be God or trust in our limited vision? Will we trust that we are loved by God and He has plans for us? If we decided this is true, now what? I cannot give you a plan, but I can tell you it changes your heart and vision. Life stops being about you and people become precious, worthy of your time. You begin to see evidence of God all over the place and it makes you smile. In acknowledging God to be God you are now free to be you, a child of the King and completely dependent on Him.