“Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;”~ Genesis 14:18-19 NKJV
When people say God is sovereign! They mean a whole number of things!
I do not want to go into all the different schools of thought that are available on this topic, let me just state that it does not mean that God is responsible for everything happening on earth!
God is sovereign! That is not to say that God is in control of every human and their actions!
God is sovereign! That doesn’t mean that God approves of your actions! A friend once said to me, after I confronted him on a sinful behavior, “if God did not approve of my actions, I would have been caught by now”. That sure is not what it means for God to be sovereign!
God is sovereign! It means that you can’t put God in a box! God is not forced to behave or act in a way that you expect! God is the most high!
God is sovereign! God cannot be controlled by us! God is the highest authority! God doesn’t need to get approved by anyone before acting!
God is Sovereign! God owns the big picture of life! God knows what to do and what is best at all times!
God is sovereign! If there are 100 ways to achieve a goal. God know all of them and has the authority and ability to choose any of the ways!
Many of the evils and negative events that we see are actions of the devil, mixed with the fact that we have free will or the outcome of our centuries of living as a fallen race!
I cannot say that God gave me a stroke! That would be wrong! Sickness and disasters are always from the enemy, the devil! But God is sovereign, God needs no permission to prevent the stroke! Since God did not prevent it, I believe God allowed the stroke!
Since God allowed it! Should I not resist it? Of course not! God knows that I can resist it! God knows that I can beat stroke, depression and disability in His name. That is why God allowed the stroke! We are not to accept the packages of the devil! Even when God allows them to come through! We must fight a good fight of faith against the enemy and trust that God is with us!
God is sovereign! But God limits Himself to grant us free will! If we could see the big picture, we would count it all joy when we fall into diverse trials and temptations!
I am glad that God whom I trust with my life is Sovereign! No one is above him! I give thanks to God for everything He continues to do in my life!
Dear sovereign God! Thank you for reminding me that there is no one above you! The devil is nothing compared with you! I surrender my life afresh to you!
Do with me and all that is mine as you please!
I pray in Jesus Name!