Zephaniah 3:17 For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
Isaiah 55:9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Ephesians 3:19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
As humans, we have a limited understanding of God, and because of our limited understanding, we tend to put God in a box. When we do this, we limit Him. Yet, the Word of God assures us that we serve a limitless God. The God we serve has unlimited power, knowledge, compassion, grace and holiness. You can’t put that kind of power in a box and only reach for it in your time of need. That kind of power can’t be held in a box! Just think for a moment about trying to bottle up all of the water in the oceans. That would be impossible, yet we continue daily to try to bottle up our Lord and Savior.
We all know that God is omnipotent, all powerful. We recognize His sovereignty and power, but when it comes to our individual lives, we tend to put limits on that power. When God places a calling on our hearts, our first thought tends to be, “I can’t possibly do that.” But actually, our first thought should be, ” I can’t, but God can!” Last March, I started writing these daily devotionals. I only planned to write for a little while to encourage myself and others at the onset of the COVID pandemic. My sister and my husband challenged me to write a daily devotional for 365 days. My first thought and reaction was “nope! I will run out of things to write about. I can’t possibly do that.” But each morning I have prayed for God to give me a word to write about, and each day, He has been faithful. He also put an urgency in my heart to not limit my devotionals to my Facebook page, and this computer illiterate girl set up a blog page (with the help of the good Lord). Here I sit writing to you this morning. I have written a daily devotional each day for the past eight months, and I haven’t run out of words yet. God keeps giving me the words, and I’m going to keep sharing them.
I am nothing special, y’all. I’m simply a country girl who works as a nurse practitioner and has a true love for the Lord and others. I want to relay to you that God is capable of doing anything through us if only we would stop placing limits on His power. Through this blog, I have reached people in twenty countries outside of the United States! That’s not me. That’s God! When God puts something on our hearts, rather than saying “I can’t,” we must start saying “God can.” He will not ask you to do more than you are able to do. The Word tells us that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. When we allow Him to increase and ourselves to decrease, we slowly begin to recognize the limitless power of God. Don’t place limits on God!