Who is God? (Part 2)
I am intricate, multifaceted, and complex. Would you want your god to be another other way? I am not simple or easy to understand. Discovering who I really am will take your entire lifetime, but I promise that it will be an amazing and fulfilling journey. You will never be disappointed when you run after me; take comfort in knowing that I am running even faster after you!
I do not despise the questions of my beloved. I welcome them. I do not expect you to have all the answers and in fact I want to be needed. If everything was easy and life contained no trials, you would have no need of a savior. I have never promised that life would be painless, but I have promised to never leave you, heal you and help you through every storm. I am always here. I am always waiting for an invitation from my children to come along with them on their personal journeys. I am always anticipating the day when you will see me face to face and I will finally be able to remove all discomfort and wipe away every tear.
I have the keys. I hold the keys of sin and death. I hold the keys of freedom, victory, and deliverance. I am not stingy and do not want to withhold positive things from my children. I am not moody or grumpy. I get angry with injustice, but not with my creation. I do not lie or make promises that I cannot keep. I cannot lie, for it is impossible for me. I do not cast spells or use enchantments. I do not manipulate people or situations to get my own way. I do not use fear as motivation.
All I want to do is love. All I want to do is rescue, save, deliver, and reconcile my children to me. My arms are always open to my creation. My door is always open. I am always listening and ready at a moment’s notice to swoop in and save the day. My back is not turned away from my children, not even from those who are far away from me. I wait with great expectation for their return to me. I wait with a robe and a ring to place on their finger. I do not care how fast or far they have run. I do not care what they have done, or how dirty or disgusting they smell. I will gladly take them in my arms and begin the process of cleaning them up. One of my greatest joys is the return of my beloved. I always set a table in the presence of their enemies. I always choose the finest food and the best linings. The table is always set for each of my children who are lost.
I am the great liberator. I am the God of independence and freedom. I give my children free will because I am not a dictator, for I do not manipulate and control the mind of my creation. I give all of my offspring a choice. They are unrestricted in their ability to choose right from wrong.
I am the God of the impossible. I make a way where there appears to be no way. I can create a flowing river in the desert, and I am capable of more than you can possibly even imagine. I am working everything out for you down to the smallest detail. This is my move. I will do things in my way and my timing. Rest and trust me. I want you to trust me. I am a faithful father. I will not leave you begging for any kind of bread. You are going to be just fine. Just wait and see what I will do. Watch me open doors that only I can open. Watch me make a way where there seems to be no earthly way. Keep walking. Keep waiting. Keep resting in my presence. I am taking care of the things that concern you. I am working behind the scene. I cannot wait to show you what I have in store for you.
I love to step in during the moments when my children feel helpless. I love to come waltzing in when all hope seems lost. I shine the most in these moments. I wait until the last hour because then I alone can take the credit. If my children only knew and understood how much I loved them. If only my offspring knew how much I care about everything that concerns them. If only my beloved could comprehend what magnitude that I want to move with power in their lives. If my children could only imagine me as a savior who longs to swoop in and rescue. I am the hero in the story. I am the knight in shining armor who saves the damsel in distress. I am Prince Charming. I am the perfect one in these fairy tales. I am the king who loves his queen. I am the one who can meet all of your needs and fulfill all of your deepest desires. In fact it gives me great pleasure to do that.
I long to fill my children up to the fullest capacity with me. I long to bring happiness, peace, love, and joy like they have never experienced before. I long to satisfy the hunger and thirst in my creation. I long to fill every void and heal every hurt place. I long to satisfy my people with me because I am an excellent care-giver. I am a wonderful mother. I am gentle, tender, and compassionate. I protect and cherish all of my children. I tend to wounds and nurture the broken hearted. I adopt the neglected and abandoned. I nurse to health the sick and neglected; I acknowledge those who feel like the outcasts of society and who are often ignored. I recognize those who have been passed over or those denied love and acceptance, and I hurt for the ones who have been abused or mistreated. My heart is large enough to fill the entire world inside of it. All of my children have my heart. My ears are always turned toward them. My table is large enough for every human being. I always have room at my table, and I always have time for my beloved. I am never too busy or too distracted. I am never in a bad mood or have a bad day. I am the same yesterday, today, and forever.
I am still the God of Elijah. I have made many promises to you that I will fulfill. Things are not as desperate as you often perceive them to be. One small change can alter your course, and that is all that it will require! Faith is not about seeing, it is about choosing to believe even when you cannot see. Like many things in life faith is a daily choice. You make a decision to trust me even if you have not yet seen the manifestation of my promises. You choose to trust in my nature and who you know that I am. What do you add to your life by worrying? You do not add anything in fact it causes you to lose much. You lose your peace and give the enemy of your soul much satisfaction. I never intend for my children to sit around toiling and wringing their hands. I am capable of rescuing your from any bad situation, and that includes ones that you have put yourself in.
I am the lifter of your head. I am the sunshine on a cloudy day. I bring warmth and light. I am continually trying to encourage and build you up. I want you to discover who you are really are and who I created you to be. I want nothing more than to break the façade and shatter the glass of false identity. Hear the breaking of glass today. Listen to the sound of your walls of self-protection crumbling down. My truth will set you free from insecurity and constant striving to attempt to prove your value or worth. I will uncover the real and remove any counterfeit identity that you have created or from those who have spoken one lies over you. You will discover your destiny and purpose. I will open doors in your heart that you have been afraid to open. You will know who you are and will walk with a confidence that only comes from me.