"How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders! (Daniel 4:3a)
How mighty His wonders. I like that. I remember visiting Niagara Falls a few years back. My daughter wanted to go on the Maid of the Mist boat ride which takes you up to the base of the water falls. Now I hate boats but, being a dad, I went along for the ride.
I must say I was not only impressed, I was awestruck!
To see the power of the falls up close left me amazed at the God of wonders and His creativity.
The great thing about God is that not only is He a God of wonders but He is a God who works wonders as well.
"You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples." (Psalm 77:14)
He is a God who provides, heals and guides! He works mighty miracles and still moves today! I have seen first hand the healing power of God. My family has experienced God's provision and guidance first hand.
What has God done in your life?
I believe the wonders of the Lord should cause us to draw closer to Him. We should delight in drawing closer to the Lord. (Isaiah 58:2)
In fact we are promised that if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. (James 4:8)
Why not draw near to the God of wonders today.
My 3-year old was asked recently how high he could count. He then proceeded to work through the numbers 1 through 13. His next words were, “Hey, I almost made it to 14!” He then proceeded to finish counting all the way to 20.
Have you ever been in that place where it feels you can only go so far and no further? Maybe you have felt like giving up or that you have done all you can. It can be discouraging and some people feel like quitting all together.
I’ve felt that way before. I remember when it felt like the whole world was against me and I could do nothing right. I had reached the end of the line emotionally and was ready to call it a life. In fact, I remember distinctly looking for a tree to run my car into. It just felt like I could go no further. Only God kept me from ending my life that day.
Like my son, who was surprised that he “almost made it to 14,” and was then able to continue counting, I was also surprised when God not only saved my life that day, but He used that event to draw me closer to Him. Just when life seemed no longer worth living, God showed me that He is the God of the impossible.
I discovered that my identity is in Christ (Galatians 2:20) and not in what others say about me or even what I say about myself. As I studied His Word and talked with a Biblical Counselor, I saw God do something I thought impossible. He worked a miracle in my life and in my marriage eleven years ago, so I encourage you not to limit God. Put your trust in Him and watch Him do the impossible!
Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are by Craig Groeschel seeks to help the reader understand the truth of who they are in Christ!
So does it achieve its goal?
To a point. I really enjoy Craig Groeschel's books. This is the 4th one that I have read. For the regular Groeschel readers, some of the stories are not as fresh in the re-telling. This doesn't negate from the book for new readers but for someone who has read a few of his books, it is worth noting.
The book itself is pretty good. Looking at your identity in Christ, the author also takes a reader into an understanding of what it means to be a living sacrifice! He also encourages the reader to be bold in their prayers, obedience and their behavior.
Altar Ego is a good book. One that won't disappoint. I think this is also a great book to encourage new believers to go deeper with God!
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