It is not God and Yet it is God (2).
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and [a]Godhead, so that they are without excuse- Romans 1:20
Only a reprobate mind will doubt God's ability and willingness to honour His words. There is a God on the earth whose love cannot be questioned; for only a fool will say there is no God. A young boy, who was an atheist, told his friend that there is no God because he could not believe in a God he cannot see. For the believer, the opportunity to show how stupid the atheist is came when he saw and admired the believer's wrist watch. The atheist asked him who the manufacturer is, but he told the atheist that his watch has no manufacturer, it just existed. "That must be a great joke, for no watch can reproduce itself", was the reply of the atheist. Then his friend answered him "if you strongly believe an ordinary watch must have a manufacturer, how come you insist that there is no Supreme Being that manufactured you? He said if the atheist could believe that there is a manufacturer for a watch, then, he should know that he himself is a handiwork of a spiritual genius called the Lord God.
The mind of an unredeemed man is so beclouded that he keeps wondering if God is the sun, moon, or an idol. In fact, some would cut down trees, carve it in the form of a statue and worship it as a god. They bow down to what they have made, not questioning themselves that they are worshipping the work of their hands and the product of their foolish hearts. How would a man serve an unsupportable stupidity of a human-created carved image?
Jesus saw that the whole world was in trouble, He came down to show us who God is: His love, His power, His glory, and His ability. He came to the world, died for us, and went to Heaven. He conquered death on our behalf and when we gave our lives to Christ, he recreated us in Him; giving us a new life.
Sometimes, we erroneously think that all that matters to effective prayer is God and His ability, then we do not have any part to play. It is true God can do anything, anytime; God is able, He is powerful and His ability is never in doubt; but, why is it that even though God is able, still we do not have every result we seek? Why are we still having troubles? Why do we often pray ceaselessly without corresponding result? Thank God for miracles in the Body of Christ but why is it that there are some things we pray for, but we do not have? At times like these, we are tempted to question in our hearts if God is partial; how does He answer one and not the other? Does He love us differently?
In view of these questions, I have personally come to the conclusion that it is God and yet it is not God. It is God in that He is the One who can answer prayers, but it is not only God because He also needs your cooperation with Him for His plans to come to pass. It is not God that solely works in your life; your faith is also important.
Prayer: I choose to co-operate with God in bringing the will of God to pass in my life. I will and I am doing the possible for I am a responsible child of the most High God.
Further Reading: Daniel 3:14-18, 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Daniel 2:24-3:30; 1 Peter 4:7-5:14; Psalm 119:81-96; Proverbs 28:15-16