What It Means to Be a Sovereign God

Introduction

“that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us” ( Acts 17:27, ESV)

God is God! But He’s not just God as if He existed on some far off planet governing earth from there. In fact, God is right next to you as you are reading this article, searching your heart. The purpose of this article is to help you get a grasp on just who God really is. Knowing Him intimately will satisfy your soul and bring you peace in your life.

God is the Sovereign One

Do you know what it means to be sovereign? Being sovereign is to have supreme or ultimate power and God is the only One that possesses this. God is supreme! God is the absolute One! God is unrestricted, without any boundaries, total, full and His promises to those who love Him are unconditional. He is everything we need. He is all we need!


God is Sovereign in Creation

“know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.” (Deut. 4:39, ESV)

We are all born with a hunger to know God. Some have sought God in animals, some in trees, bushes and the like. Some have thought God to be the sun, or the moon. Some have thought there to be many gods. The point I am trying to make here is that we are built with a need to find God. Why? Because God is our Creator. A more intimate way of putting this is that you were born to find your Father who purposed you for glory!

Everything we see was created by a Sovereign God. There was no one else that created or helped to create anything we see. It was God and only God. God is a triune God, meaning in His divine nature, there are three Persons all wrapped up into One. These Three were all a part of the creation process but apart from them, there was no one. The angels are created and are not made with the power to create. That leaves God and Him only.


God is Our Sole Provider

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” (Gen. 28:15, NIV)

When I was a kid about the age of eleven, I found that I could put a chicken to sleep by tucking its head under its wing and rotating the chicken in circles. Once I rotated the chicken a few times I would set the chicken back on the ground and sure enough, it would be fast asleep. Very mischevious, I know, but the trick was to catch them first. One day I saw a mother hen out and about with her chicks and I began to wonder if those tiny little birds would fall asleep in the same fashion. I began to chase the chicks. I chased one till I could no longer see the mother hen (although she was there). When I had finally caught the chick, no sooner than I could turn around, the mother hen began to charge me at full gallop. She hit mach speed about the same time as she caught up with me, her flogging and scratching, and me running and screaming like a little girl.

This mother hen was her little chicks providence. Their chief provider and protector. She was not about to let me harm one of her babies. In this same way, God provides for His children. He provides protection. He provides shelter, food, and water. He even provides homes, vehicles, jobs, liesure time, and a sound mind to handle this world. Whatever you have, count it as a blessing and know that it was God who was your Provider! God loves thankfulness, and why not? After all, He did give it to us.


God is Sovereign in Giving Grace

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God” (Tit. 2:11, ESV)

To properly understand God’s grace, we need to give the word grace a good definition. The word grace doesn’t seem to fit any human action because we have trouble having true mercy and giving unmerited favor to anyone. So let’s define grace as if it were as it is, from God alone. Divine grace can be properly defined as “unmerited favor from God available to the sinner for salvation and the redeemed for victorious living.

Grace is given to those who have faith in Jesus Christ as a true gift from God. The Son of God, the 2nd person in God’s triune nature, became a mortal man in order to give us grace. He came in the person of Jesus Christ, a name above all names, to give himself as a perfect sacrifice for all men. When Christ was nailed to the cross, He accomplished God’s perfect blood requirement for sin, achieved victory over Satan, and gave us this loving gift. Nothing more shows us the love of God than Him giving His only Son, born of a virgin, as a perfect sacrifice to save mankind. Let us conclude with this in mind. If you have not already given yourself to God, please consider this:

You do have a true Father, who will never leave you, forget you, and will always supply you and protect you. On top of that, God will forgive all of your wrongdoings, forget you ever did wrong, and supply you with the abundant grace that He can only give. You can have all of this if you are willing to accept Him through Jesus Christ. All you need to do is repent of your sins and say with your heart the following:

Heavenly Father, I know that I am a sinner and I know nothing good exists in me truly. I want to know you, Oh God, as my Father and I know I need your salvation. This day, I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe He lived on earth to teach me, died on the cross to forgive me, and was raised from the dead to justify me. Thank you Lord for all, in Jesus name. Amen”

I would like to thank you for your time. There’s more to come with both blog articles and video lectures, so please follow.

Rev. M.S. Cox, Jr, C.T.R., C.C.C.

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