17 Jan What can God do?
So, if I have identified my assignment, how do I know what my provision is and how do I gain access? The Bible is the only reliable source of knowing what God has already provided for us. It is His love letter to us on what He expects from us and what He is committed to doing if we make the right choices. In it, we find the things that God can do (all things) and the thing that He cannot do (lie). So, if a man is far from the Bible, it is safe to conclude that he is very far from identifying who he truly is, and certainly don’t know yet how he can access all that God has for him. On a personal note, from the pages of scriptures and day to day experience, I have come to know that God can do all things and with Him there is no impossibility. Let us consider a few of the awesome things God can do.
• God can raise children from stones – See Luke 3:8
• God can make iron float on water – See 2 Kings 6:6
• God can make the sun move backwards – See 2 Kings 20:8-11
• God can deliver from oppression – See Exodus 7:14 to 12:36.
• God can raise the dead – See John 11:43-44
• God can heal the sick – See Matthew 12:15
• God can provide water from rocks – See Isaiah 48:21
• God can make provision in difficult situations – See Psalm 78:24.
The finite list above is just a subset of the infinite things God can do. Also, note that every miracle recorded in scripture only gives us an idea of what God can do. They are certainly not an indication of the limits of His power. They are what I call ‘shadow’ and ‘types’ of what He is capable of. His power and abilities are simply beyond what our logical minds can comprehend. Paul said He
“…is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”.
Let us also consider what the divine attributes of our God are. This is one of several human attempts to explain an unexplainable God or describe an indescribable God. His overall essence and attributes are beyond human comprehension, but we can still identify with these attributes based on our experience and relationship with Him. They are broadly divided into two groups – moral and essential.
Note: Except where otherwise stated, all scriptural references are taken from the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Holy Bible.