Sovereignty was a word that before coming to Through the Gate, I had never heard before, at least in relation to God. I started hearing this word in correlation to God and I could understand it logically but not applicably in my Christian walk. I couldn’t internalize it at all. I could say that I understood God has been sovereign over all the events of my past and that no matter what good or bad has come, He has been over all of it. Nothing happens outside of God. When reflecting on this word I couldn’t think of a single specific time in my life where I had witnessed God’s sovereignty. I could accept it and understand it but it didn’t feel applicable in my life at all, until I started to follow the Lord’s commands concerning study and meditation of the Word. I am to obey God and leave all the consequences to Him. If I am obeying God by meditating on His Word, then He will give me wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. The Lord is changing my heart and my mind into the likeness of Himself. I can clearly see God’s sovereignty in my life today and it is by nothing I do, except to obey. Where I used to expect big grandiose events to remind me of God and His hand in my life, I now see all the little things as significant. God is sovereign over my every moment of life, over the big attention getting events as well as the small, seemingly insignificant events. God can allow big “wow” moments, but He can also give you new eyes and a new heart to see the “wow” in all moments. I thank our Heavenly Father for His sovereignty and for loving even an ungrateful wretch as me.
In His Love,