THE ONE AND ONLY

Until God is all you have, you find out God is all you need.  This saying is not original but comes from those who have tried everything else and find God Alone is our salvation.  God is our Provider, Protector, Sustainer, Redeemer, Healer, Restorer of our hearts, minds and souls.  He truly is all we need. The Lord, God even fights all our battles.  While we “suit up” with His armor (Ephesians 6) and ready ourselves for our daily skirmishes with evil, we realize He has already won the war!  What a mighty God we have! 

There is no one like Him.  God is all powerful, knows all, and is Present everywhere, yet he bends down to listen to our every word in humble prayer to Him.  God can do anything but it must be in His best timing because of His love for us and concern for our growing and maturing in us.  God can take on any enemy with the wave of His hand for by His Voice alone Creation was built.  God, the One and Only, sent his One and Only Son to save us because of His great love for His created.  What a compassionate heart our God has!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16, NIV

So, it is with believing reverence, holy gratitude, and unconditional love that we wait on God, letting go of what we think we want or need, be still and let God do what He does best…care for His own.  And in this holy “stillness” we hear from God, learn His ways while standing on a firm foundation that will last for eternity.

Yes, God is, God was and God forever will be God.  The One and Only.

Wisdom and Worship, Psalms and Proverbs

Psalm 62, The Message

A David Psalm

62 1-2 God, the one and only—
    I’ll wait as long as he says.
Everything I need comes from him,
    so why not?
He’s solid rock under my feet,
    breathing room for my soul,
An impregnable castle:
    I’m set for life.

3-4 How long will you gang up on me?
    How long will you run with the bullies?
There’s nothing to you, any of you—
    rotten floorboards, worm-eaten rafters,
Anthills plotting to bring down mountains,
    far gone in make-believe.
You talk a good line,
    but every “blessing” breathes a curse.

5-6 God, the one and only—
    I’ll wait as long as he says.
Everything I hope for comes from him,
    so why not?
He’s solid rock under my feet,
    breathing room for my soul,
An impregnable castle:
    I’m set for life.

7-8 My help and glory are in God
    —granite-strength and safe-harbor-God—
So trust him absolutely, people;
    lay your lives on the line for him.
    God is a safe place to be.

Man as such is smoke,
    woman as such, a mirage.
Put them together, they’re nothing;
    two times nothing is nothing.

10 And a windfall, if it comes—
    don’t make too much of it.

11 God said this once and for all;
    how many times
Have I heard it repeated?
    “Strength comes
Straight from God.”

12 Love to you, Lord God!
    You pay a fair wage for a good day’s work!

TRUTH:  God is everything.  God is all we need.  God, The One and Only.  Our strength, wisdom, power, insight and understanding comes straight from God to those who believe.  Why trust in anyone or anything else?  God commands our loyalty because of His great love for us.  Don’t trust in that which falls apart and dies away.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Matthew 22:37-39, NIV 

Love like Jesus loved us.  See also (Philippians 2)

Proverb 20:21-24, The Message

The Very Steps We Take

21 A bonanza at the beginning
    is no guarantee of blessing at the end.

22 Don’t ever say, “I’ll get you for that!”
    Wait for God; he’ll settle the score.

23 God hates cheating in the marketplace;
    rigged scales are an outrage.

24 The very steps we take come from God;
    otherwise how would we know where we’re going?

WISDOM:  Wait for God’s direction, solution, and guidance.  We are lost without Him.  Know God.  Know where you are going.

Abba Father,

You are indeed all I need for life here and life there with you.  You are God and I am not.  I cannot trust my own limited knowledge for life’s problems.  I need you every hour of every day.  AND you promise you will be with us always!  God, you are the One and Only who delivers on your promises!  So, I’m yours, God.  Show me what you want for me and from me today.  I am your servant.  I’m listening for your voice.  You are my confidence, strength and power.  You taught me to love unconditionally from a heart that was broken and restored.  Continue your transformation work in me for that is what will last forever.

In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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