April 2, 2014

Today you should read: Deuteronomy 4:32-49

Deuteronomy 4:35 is such a great verse.  It’s a verse that just summarizes the greatness of God and who He is.

You were shown these things so that you might know that the LORD is God; besides him there is no other. (NIV)

“He showed you these things so you would know that the LORD is God and there is no other. (NLT)

To you it was shown, that you might know that the LORD is God; there is no other besides him. (ESV)

“To you it was shown that you might know that the LORD, He is God; there is no other besides Him. (NASB)

 

There is none like God.  Moses reminded the Israelites about this fact.  Just before and after this verse he gave them a few reasons to be reminded that God had done such great things and there was no question that “He is God in heaven above and on earth below; there is no other.” (vs. 39)

God has done amazing things in all of our lives that cause us to say the same thing about Him that Moses said in verses 35 & 39.  I thought it would be fun and encouraging today for us to share about some of the things we have seen God do in our lives that has caused us to realize that He is God above all things and there is none like Him.

So, would you take a minute to comment and tell us all at least one specific  way that God made Himself known to you and proved Himself as the one true God above all things?

I’ll start.  For me, God has transformed my life.  If I had to write the story of my life 15 years ago, I never would have included the current chapter of my life that I am in now.  I could never have conceived 15 years ago that I’d be doing what I am doing now.  I never would have imagined that my life would revolve around the gospel.  Simply put, my life has been transformed and God has shown me that He is above all.

OK, your turn.

Posted by:Rich Duffield

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

5 thoughts on “April 2, 2014”

  1. Even a year ago I wouldn’t have thought that I’d be doing the kinds of things that I’ve done the past 8 months with being bold and sharing my faith in the Gospel with strangers, coworkers, friends, and family. Knowing how shy and quiet I was my whole life and how many times I prayed to be more outgoing, it’s pretty cool to see how God has been changing me. I know this is something I wouldn’t have been able to do on my own.

  2. There are so many ways that God has revealed himself to me as the One True God but one specific event is the birth of my daughter. Due to a medical condition, I had been advised for years not to have children. I chose to devote my career to working with children but my heart had a void. About 7 years ago, the Lord revealed himself as the One True God by having a doctor reveal that I should try to have a child and that in all likelihood the pregnancy would go well. I am now blessed with a beautiful daughter. The One True God forever changed my life through her.

  3. God has such a way to connect the things in our lives. Yesterday I was listening to a podcast from Ransomed Heart Ministries and the topic was a candid conversation of howhas Jesus made Himself known recently? It was a question I felt I needed to pay attention to…then I read today’s Jumpstart. Guess God really DOES want me to spend some time on it.
    I have found God very faithful to make himself known to me throughout my life. Sometimes I quickly recognized Him, other times it’s taken years to see God’s hand.
    He’s an infinite God who desires real relationship with His children. His Presence is alive and well, but I have found that He is not pushy…He rewards those who seek Him. I find Him more often as I seek to unclutter my world and give Him space to show Himself. Staying connected to the deep places of my heart, where He resides and opening myself to Him is most definitely transformational. It’s an experience like none other. He is good all the time; all the time He is good!
    Thanks, Rich, for a message that brings me to a greater place of seeking His Presence!

  4. I never imagined a year ago that God would have me in a place now where I work a lot with international students and share the gospel with them. And at the same time, He’s been giving me a heart for the nations. This has been a total God thing and my life is forever changed. Good word, Rich! 🙂

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