Summary: To bodly go in Jesus name is our commission, we first must pray, know God is soverign and ask for his mighty hand to clear the path for us. Then nothing can stop us.
Are we there yet?
Have you ever longed for something only for it to turn out to not really meeting your expectations? Have you ever wanted or recently perhaps got excited about something or maybe someone only for the reality to turn the expectations and excitement cold, disappointment again? Have you ever desperately wanted, needed and not received not even come close to meeting your dreams? I have and to be honest for me Church is a bit like that. Before you stone me for heresy let me explain and share from my journey that I’m still walking, stumbling and moving along. I do ask God are we there yet, cause I can’t believe this is it, I refuse actually to believe this is it, so what’s my problem. Well, when I first turned to God and said yes I believe and felt the Holy Spirit seal me forever in Christ, he planted deep into my heart an expectation a certainty if I can be honest without you thinking I’m boasting, a belief a faith that God is THE I AM, God can do anything, God is Almighty, is all powerful is a God that cannot be mapped out or even microscopically understood by created man. Then I read of him and his power in the bible and was amazed in awe and hungry to know more. Then I went to Church and very nearly lost the plot!
What has happened to the Church why don’t we “Boldly Go”? To answer this question and to consider how to “Boldly Go” we need to get back to a solid understanding of God, not that we can ever dream of actually understanding God. Getting an understanding that fills your heart and soul with a knowledge that God is good, God loves you and God is always with you. If we could ever understand all of God he would not be God. If we created beings that we are can define and explain God, who would then be God? See what I mean, God created us in his own image in the image of God he created them (US), but we are not equal as some might lead you to believe.
God is God
God is uncreated and beyond creation, creation is because God is the I AM the all in all the one and only. God is sovereign, there is no other being like God, all others are created for and by God, God is all powerful, all present and eternal, beyond time, space and anything else our small minds might think of.
God is God
All of history, all of humankinds existence to date and to come is all part of Gods story. God would exist without US, God does not need us in any part to exist, he would still be God if we were not here. We need God though for every breath, even if we don’t acknowledge his existence, he is therefore we are – period. To often we scale down God to our view, our expectations, lets get real, lets let God be God!
It is of critical importance that the Church considers God Holy and reveres him as Almighty. If the Church does not do this, why should the world. Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross opened a way for mankind, away never before opened, away into the very throne room of almighty God. Without the blood of Jesus, we would not be able to draw near, we could not approach the holies of holies and expect to live, we are all sinful created creatures, and God is God