Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Basking in God's Sovereignty

In my Quiet Time this morning, I read a beautiful passage in Scripture concerning God's Sovereignty, especially in regard to His creative abilities. These words have been ringing in my ears all day, filling my heart with peace and joy. May they be a blessing to you ladies as well.

-Isaiah 40
12 "Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hands and marked off the heavens by the span and calculated the dust of the earth by the measure and weighed the mountains in a balance and the hills in a pair of scales?
13 Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord or as His counselor has informed Him?
14 With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge and informed Him of the way of understanding?...
18 To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him?...
21 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is He who sits above the vault of the earth and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
23 He it is who reduces rulers to nothing, who makes the judges of the earth meaningless.
24 Scarcely have they been planted, scarcely have they been sown, scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, but He merely blows on them and they wither and the storm carries them away like stubble.
25 'To whom then will you liken Me that I should be his equal?' says the Holy One.
26 Life up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power not one of them is missing...
28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable.
29 He gives strength to the weary and to Him who lacks might He increases power.
30 Though youths grow weary and tired and vigorous young men stumble badly,
31 yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary."

-Isaiah 42:5
"... God the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spreads out the earth and its offspring, who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk in it..."


Our God is TRULY an awesome God!

2 comments:

Kev & Nikki's Baby Journey said...

mel,
i came across your blog when i was reading Ron's blog. This has been so benefical for me to read and all the resources and websites.. wow, what we having been praying about i was able to find answers to! it was so wonderful to read your birth story and your amazing journey in motherhood. i thank God he led us to EastPointe Bible Church and placed people like you and RD in our life. Congrats on your beautiful baby and if you need anything please don't hesitate to call us. Have a blessed day and maybe we'll see you at circus week!

Nikki Gregory

Kev & Nikki's Baby Journey said...

mel,
I came across your blog while reading the updates on Ron Luginbill. This blog has been so informative for me and I love all the websites you have provided, you don't know how much they have helped me. It was so wonderful to read about your birthing experience with Edmund and learning about homebirths. Thanks for sharing your story and for sharing about life as a wife and mother. I have a lot to learn here and I thank God he placed people like you and RD and the women from EastPointe in our life. If you need anything, please let us know and once again Congrats on your beautiful little boy!!!

Nikki Gregory