This morning as I am thinking about events in the news; many powerful people being humbled due to sexual misconduct and I began to pray. We have heard repeatedly that nothing hidden will not be revealed and in so doing, there has to be correction of wrong doing. So often there is a void and people choose lesser gods to worship as in people, possessions, and power. There is only one God and He is a jealous God! He is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient Good so there is no place for a lesser power.
By bringing this into the open, these errors can begin to heal. In the beginning of the Bible, error appears as a serpent (an evil suggestion) and by the time we get to Revelations, it has become a large dragon, but that is when it is destroyed. So rather than a bad thing that is happening, things can only be healed if they are revealed. These are not bad people but people who have made wrong choices. Today I will love even more as I witness chastening everywhere.
Colossians 2:2-3 states “My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
There is a huge difference in the “tree of life” and the “tree of knowledge”. The first signifies eternal reality while the latter speaks of human opinions, justifications, condemnation and comparisons. We are given strict orders to stay away from that tree in Genesis 2:16 where it states “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
Isn’t that telling us to stay with the thought that God is Good and the only creator? He is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient Good! When we pray with that knowing, there is no room for error. The more Good we focus on, the more there is visible to us.
Recently, I paid a visit to my first art teacher and had him critique some of my work. While he was complementary with some, he pointed out that I had failed to execute some things on other pieces where I had known what to do! A light came on for me and since then, I had recognized places where I had not executed what I know to be true.
First and foremost, I know God to be the omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient Good and the only power there is! During this election, I had experienced some hand-wringing when in my soul, I know better.
“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” Psalm 105:4
As God is Good and omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient, there can be no lack of Good. “As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.” stated in Psalm 18:30.
Beliefs I have claimed throughout the years have changed and sometimes, often and do not result in feelings of security. On the other hand, my understanding comes gently and in increments of Knowing that God is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient Good. Security results as I recognize man as image and likeness of God, which is in Genesis 1:26, where it states, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping that creepeth upon the earth.” That is the real creation.