God is Alive

by John Grant

daily devotionalNot to us, O Lord. Not to us, but to your name give glory.”  Psalm 115:1

In this modern humanistic multicultural world, Psalm 115 is a good read to compare heathen idols with our Lord. The contrast today is as great as was to the psalmist when this psalm was written.

The psalm tells us that their idols are silver and gold made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell. They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk, nor can they utter a sound with their throats. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.

But for those who trust in the Lord, He will bless.

Where is your trust? Another Psalm (20:7) reminds us that: “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Our God always requires total trust in Him alone for our victories in life.

How do you avoid placing your trust in God today? Do you trust your bank accounts, your skills and the security of your workplace? When you begin to place your faith in these things instead of in the provider of these things you get into trouble with God.

The things of the world … power… possession… prestige, the status and material things of the world can separate us from God, but what the world calls great can disappear in an instant and gone forever. They also can distract us from our relationship with God.

Our God is a real God and His Word assures us that He is with always, no matter what happens in the world around us. He is alive. He is real and He cares about us. He wants to cover us with his wings, like a mother hen protects and provides for her chicks.

He assures us that when we call on Him, he will answer us and hear our prayers. His phone number is found in Jeremiah 33:3: “Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

So take your focus on the things of the world. Pick up your prayer phone and give Him a call. “Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, seek his face. Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Psalm 27:7-8

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John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney


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4 Responses to God is Alive

  1. Papia Ghosh says:

    Dear Mr Grant,
    I am a Hindu reading the thoughts that are sent to me very religiously. The thoughts that you have written hurts the religious sentiments of others.

    I believe all religions preach the name of God and His wisdom in their own way. It is for the educated people like us to tell the world that there should not be any fanatic belief whatever be your religion. I request you to read the Hindu Holy scriptures which were written much before there was a religion named Christianity.

    There are many Catholic priests who come to India from US to learn the Upanishads and the Bhagwad Gita. Hope you understand me.

    With warm…

  2. David says:

    Proverbs 3:5-6 also echoes these comments ‘ Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight’. This sits on the wall above my desk at home and its also there for my children to ponder on in their life journeys ahead.
    I pray that God also walks with them through this life.

  3. Stephen Bernard says:

    This devotional brings the reality of the gods of the heathen made of stone, silver gold etc., are lifeless and those who trust and serve these lose their lives en-mass along with their deities, in flash floods and rainstorms and earth quakes, being reported time to time. Yet, Satan continues to blind the eyes of the minds of the people so that they don’t see the light of the salvation of Jesus and be saved.
    God bless you and keep you.

  4. sobhi malas says:

    So take your focus on the things of the world. Pick up your prayer phone and give Him a call. “Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, seek his face. Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Psalm 27:7-8

    please rememeber peace in Syria in your prayers . thanks .

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