AN OMNI GOD
Luke 1:37 For with God nothing will be impossible
In my message last Sunday on Prayer, I mentioned that Prayer is communion with God with the intention to build relationship with Him. This is certainly possible because with God all things are possible.
I mentioned that that He is an Omnipresent God. We can be in the furthest location in the world and He will be with us or we can be in the deepest of ocean and He will still be with us. There is no place on earth or in heaven or under the earth where God cannot be present. He is not only present He can be present at the same time in any place, all at once! What this means is that God is only a whisper away from you and not only is He available to you whenever you call unto Him, He is waiting to have a conversation with you if only you would turn to talk to Him. Unlike the devil, which can only be at one place at a time, The Creator can be in a million places all at once! Therefore, never think that God is too far away for you to call on Him.
We have an Omniscient God. He knows everything and there is nothing under the sun that he does not know. He even knows your thoughts and intentions of your heart! That is scary isn’t it? In fact, He knows more about us than we know about ourselves. Fortunately, God knows everything because if He was limited, then He may overlook some of the things that are critical to us but since He is all knowing, He is in a position to look after us in our times of need. In Matthew 6:8 Jesus said, “For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.”
Our God is also an Omnipotent God. He is all powerful and all able to perform. Eph. 3:20 “Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us…” If our God is a less powerful God, then we will have no assurance that he can do all things and our prayer may be in jeopardy. Having said that, it doesn’t mean that we will always get what we pray for because God knows what and when to give you that which you need or is praying for. How He responds to our prayer and delivers our solution is very much dependent on Him and not necessarily the way we want it.
Finally we have an Omnibenevolent God. This is very important in terms of our relationship with Him. He is not only loving He is, all loving and kind. If this is not so, then our prayers will be in serious trouble because God will then answer your prayers according to His whims and fancies. Because of His great love for us He will ensure that we have the best of everything even though we may not see it as yet.
With a God who is Omnipresent, Omniscience, Omnipotent and Omnibenevolent, we have indeed a God who is not only all powerful but also has the fullness of His presence, wisdom, love and grace surrounding us. He knows what is best for us and will always provide us with what is right and appropriate to our needs and circumstances. In the midst of God’s involvement in the history of mankind and the world, God still has the time to be involved in our personal life. Who are we but mere specks of dust and yet God see it fit that He should participate in our life? Only a loving God full of wisdom and understanding can do this. God would take time to listen to our prayer. He would be concerned for us when we cry to Him and would know what to do for us in those times.
Truly, God loves us with an immeasurable love and His only hope is that we will respond to His love. Are you responding to his love and if so how are you showing it?