Total Control

Do you ever have doubts about God’s love for you? Or how much power he actually has? Does he hear us when we talk to him? Does he really control the universe?

God’s total control of everything in clearly shown in Joshua 10:13. Joshua had asked God for more time to win their battle over the Amorites. “So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies.”

The sun stopped in the middle of the sky for almost an entire day because Joshua asked.

The sun stopped.

So the earth had to stop revolving.

And the universe stopped its regular course.

When the Creator of the Universe heard Joshua’s request, he said “stop” and everything stopped.

I love these instances in the Bible where God exercises his total control over all things.  It is such a clear reminder of who he is.  How omnipotent he is. And how much he loves us and listens to us.

Later in the Bible, we will read about how Jesus calmed the storm because the disciples were afraid.  The wind and the waves stopped when he gave the command.  Because Jesus was in control. And he cared.

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We will also read in the New Testament about Jesus walking on the water out to his disciple’s boat.  Jesus created the water and he could make it do whatever he wanted.

Eight years ago at this time, I was in Israel on a boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee when the wind started picking up.  It whipped through the open boat bringing a shimmer  of excitement.  How easy it was to imagine the King of the Universe calming the wind or walking out on the water to our boat!

Thank you, Abba Father.

Our Father God is in total control of my day today.

Thank you, Abba Father.

Our Father God is in total control of your day today.

Thank you, Abba Father.

The earth continues to revolve because that is his desire.

Thank you, Abba Father.

The bright sun rose in the sky this morning because of God’s love and faithfulness to you and to me.

Thank you, Abba Father.

I will take my next breath because my Father God is making that possible.  He provides the air.  He provides life to this body.

Thank you, Abba Father.

The Sun Stood Still

The sun stopped in the middle of the sky for almost an entire day so the Israelites could have more time to battle and win over the Amorites.March 12 2015 the sun stood still

The sun stopped.

So the earth had to stop revolving.

And the universe stopped its regular course.

The Creator of the Universe said “stop” and everything stopped.

I love these instances in the Bible where God exercises his total control over all things.  It is such a clear reminder of who he is.  How omnipotent he is.

Later in the Bible, we will read about how Jesus calmed the storm.  The wind and the waves stopped when he gave the command.  Because Jesus was in control.

We will also read of Jesus walking on the water.  Because he created the water and he can make it do whatever he wants.gdtDSC_0639

Last year at this time, I was in Israel – on a boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee when the wind started picking up.  It whipped through the open boat bringing a shimmer  of excitement.  How easy it was to imagine the King of the Universe calming the wind or walking out on the water to our boat!

Thank you, Abba Father.

Our Father God is in total control of our day today.

Thank you, Abba Father.

The earth continues to revolve because that is his desire.

Thank you, Abba Father.

The bright sun rose in the sky this morning because of God’s love and faithfulness to us.

Thank you, Abba Father.

I will take my next breath because my Father God is making that possible.  He provides the air.  He provides life to this body.

Thank you, Abba Father.