A God Thing
February 28, 2013 • By Ed Wrather
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than
men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. - 1 Corinthians 1:25 NKJV.
You answer us with awesome deeds of
righteousness, O God our Savior,the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas.
- Psalm 65:5 NKJV.
It was 40 years ago today, when our oldest
son was born. At the time, we were living in a 12' by 50' mobile home at the
Gaslight Village mobile home park lot #125 in Yukon, Oklahoma. My wife was a
secretary in the land department for Union Oil Company. I had just completed my
undergraduate degree and was working as an accounting clerk for Robberson Steel
Company in Oklahoma City. We were not attending church and had not been for
some time. A couple of the ministers from the First Baptist Church in Yukon had
visited us, and we talked about attending there, but never did. If someone had
told us back then that someday our son would be the pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Yukon, Oklahoma, we would have thought it was the craziest thing we
had ever heard. Soon after our son was born we moved back to western Oklahoma.
What God has done with our son is typical of
how God moves upon our lives. It is like God wraps everything up in a beautiful
package, tying it all up with a bright red ribbon on top. He does that just so
that we know that it was God that made it all happen. There is no way things
like this could have ever been planned and brought about by man. It is another
of God's "awesome
deeds of righteousness." It is a
God has such great wisdom, far greater than
any of us living here upon this earth. Knowing this, why is it that we do not
trust God more? Why do we worry about such small and insignificant things when
we serve such a magnificent God? The Bible urges us always to pray and not to
lose heart (Luke 18:1). The Bible tells us not to be anxious about
anything, but to take all those worrisome things to God in prayer (Philippians 4:6-7). The Bible tells us to focus in upon Jesus
so that we will not grow weary and lose heart (Hebrews 12:3). God is
continually telling us that He has this and we can trust Him with whatever may
be going on in our lives.
What "God thing" has God done in your life?
What would God do in your life if you placed your life in His hands? Think
about some of the great servants of God in the Bible. Joseph of the Old
Testament was sold as a slave by his brothers, but God used it for good
eventually bring Joseph's family to safety as a result of this bad thing that
had happened. However, it only happened because Joseph persisted in trusting
God in spite of what seemed like terrible things that occurred in his life.
Eventually, we know what happened. It was like God wrapped everything up in a
beautiful package tying a bright red ribbon on top just so everyone would know
that this was a "God Thing." Only God could have done what was done in Joseph's
life bringing great glory to God.
I want to encourage you to place your life
into God's hands. Allow God to perform "awesome deeds of righteousness" in your life. Some day you will look back and say, "That was a