Can any one thing stop God in His tracks? What a profound question. Many of us will readily quote the familiar verse:
Is anything too hard for God? (Genesis 18:14)
These words were said to Sarah when she was told at age 90 that she was to bear her first son. In today’s vernacular, that is ridiculous. That would truly be a miracle. And it would be considered the ultimate impossible mission.
As it turns out, God was right, and Sarah did bear a child, who helped perpetuate the nation of Israel as God had promised.
We could continue searching the scriptures for examples, and I think we would continually see how God did step in and accomplish what He intended to do.
So our question – “What stops God” remains.
There is only one thing that comes to mind that will stop God in His tracks. Want to know?
The closed heart and closed mind of an individual is the one thing that stops God.
In the verse that says ...
“Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man/woman hears my voice and opens up, I will come into him/her and have relationship with him/her and he/she with me.”
Note a couple of things. God stands and knocks. He is asking permission to come in. He doesn’t barge in. He doesn’t override the will of mankind. He asks. He awaits the invitation.
When God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, He promised one thing – I will never take away your power of choice. You can choose any course for your lives, any foods you wish to eat, and any other choices you wish to make and I will never take the power of choice from you.
That is why it is so critical to invite God, represented by Jesus Christ, into our hearts, minds and daily decisions.
If you and I say “No”, He will walk away. But He will still call out to us.
God is the inviting God. He says over and over again “Come to me…”
“Come unto me, all who are weary and heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.”
In another spot, we are reminded of this:
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
Again, we are reminded to give God some kind of invitation or signal that we want communion, closeness, and that we are inviting His presence into our lives and our world.
What stops God? It is not His abilities or His desire for closeness with us. It is our reluctance to issue the invitation.
And the amazing thing is this … one of the simplest invitations we can offer to God is this:
Can you believe that one?
That simple four letter word will bring a rush of angel’s wings and the overwhelming presence of God himself into your world and He will begin whispering His love and comfort into your heart.
Will you trust Him?
Will you open yourself to the God who loves you as you are and not as you should be?
He really wants a close relationship with you.
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P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time