Our Amazing God .. is the Source!

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"..God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” Moreover He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God." Exodus 3:4-6

Have you ever had that nervous, insecure feeling of standing before a judge in a courtroom, or perhaps with a police officer while being pulled over? Most of us have...and it makes sense!  

When you realize the power and authority that the person in front of you can wield over your life and situation, it makes all the sense in the world to feel that humbled sense of respect, honor, and even a bit of healthy fear!

But isn't it funny that most of the time we don't feel that way towards GOD?  Though He is the Ultimate Judge and the Almighty Ruler over all that exists, yet many times we tend to show more respect and reverence towards human officials and authorities.

In Exodus 3, when Moses was confronted at the "Burning Bush" with the visible Presence of the Living GOD, he knew enough to be reverent and full of wonder, not even daring to lift up his face:
 

"..God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” Moreover He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God." - Exodus 3:4-6

If we would simply stop and consider Who the LORD truly is, and how He has revealed Himself to us through His Word, we too would be filled with an awesome wonder and a reverent respect for our Creator.

One of the amazing things that we learn about the LORD is that He alone is the eternal Source of everthing that exists in the universe. God existed before anything else and He depends on nothing for His existence. Rather, He gives moment-by-moment existence to everything else that is...including you!  

Read these verses slowly and carefully, allowing their full meaning to impact your heart and mind:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” - Gen. 1:1

“Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God” - Ps. 90:2

“I am the Alpha and the Omega..I am the First and the Last” - Rev. 1:8,17

“Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made” - John 1:3

“You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being” - Rev. 4:11“He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else” - Acts 17:25

“For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things” - Rom. 11:36

“There is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live” - 1 Cor. 8:6

“For by Him all things were created … all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together” - Col. 1:17

It seems clear, that just like a musical note will only exist for as long as the singer continues to hold it through his singing, so we only exist because the LORD continually holds us together by His great power! He alone is the Great Source of our daily life and existence! Not only this, but God is also the Fountain of everthing that is good, beautiful, and lovely. No wonder that Jeremiah called Him the "Fountain of Living Waters" in Jer 2:13, praising Him for His gracious blessings! (Read 1Jn 4:8; Jn 14:6; Isa 6:3)

Moses was right to bow down in humble reverence and loving worship before the LORD.  He seemed to have a good idea of Who he was talking to...do you and I?

A.W. Tozer said these famous words: "What comes to your mind when you think about God, is the most important thing about you."

I encourage you to sit before the LORD, in the stillness of prayer and
meditation, and consider Him as the Great Source of all that exists.  Contemplate His greatness, His power, and His awesome love for you personally!  

Worship Him joyfully, and serve Him faithfully as the LORD of heaven and earth...and your very existence today!

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Jason Dennett

Jason Dennett is the teaching pastor at Calvary Chapel Puerto Rico. You can listen to Pastor Jason on "Comfort Ye My People" radio program Mon - Fri @ 4:00pm on WBMJ am 1190 San Juan // WIVV am 1370 Vieques // WCGB am 1060 Juana Diaz and Ponce