What is your view of God? How do you see Him? Is He an awesome God, Creator of all things, Maker of beauty and wonder? Or is He a genie in a bottle who you expect to deliver your every wish? Have you spent time seriously pondering those questions?
How we see God, deep in our hearts, makes a difference in how we approach life. Seeing Him as the Creator of all things, the beauty in the world—waterfalls, mountains, rivers, flowers, and all kinds of animals—causes us to live life one way. Recognizing and appreciating He gave us the very life we live changes our outlook on that life.
When we see God as a genie in a bottle, we view life differently. It is all about what we want, what we desire, what we decide. We believe it is up to us to make every decision. We look at everything going on all around us as random acts and events. We fail to see God in them.
There is a stark contrast in those two viewpoints of God and life. One brings us occasional happiness, a fair amount of heartache, and leads to destruction. The other brings us joy at all times, a confidence God will make everything alright, and leads to eternal bliss.
Changing our viewpoint of God isn’t easy, especially in our fast-paced world. It requires us to stop, be quiet, and meditate on Him. It requires us to spend time truly seeing the amazing creation He created. It requires us to get out of our harried mindset and be calm before Him. It requires us to begin depending on Him rather than ourselves or someone else.
Seeing God as He truly is, Who He is, and recognizing all He has Created will change our lives dramatically. Our perspective on life and the people in our lives will be altered forever. Our trust that He really can carry us through whatever we face will come naturally. We can face tomorrow, no matter what it may bring.
I pray we all spend quiet time meditating on God. I pray we see His wonderful creation and are amazed by it. I pray we trust Him with whatever we face and live in the peace that only He can give. See God for who He is. Open your eyes and see His creation. Meditate on God. Allow Him to give you peace. Be amazed by God.
Isaiah 37:16 “Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.”