Challenge Word 2: Sovereign
God’s Attribute: God is sovereign, and He has power and authority over all creation. God is in total control. He is the only one with all the answers. God is working out His great plan for His great purpose. Ruth Bell Graham said “Either He is sovereign or He is not God.”
In Ezekiel, we can find 210 verses in the NIV that use the phrase “Sovereign LORD.” Ezekiel chose to obey God, and he lived what he preached. The other 85 verses using the word sovereign can be found throughout the Bible.
How does this affect my daily life? How do you react when you are going through something difficult? Do you stress? Do you talk to all of your friends and seek advice from everyone you know? Or do you have a complete and utter trust knowing that God is sovereign and that He has a plan for this current trial? Does it give you a peace or does it bother you that you are not in charge? Hannah Whitall Smith said “He overrules everything. No trial comes except by His permission and for some wise and loving purpose which perhaps only eternity will disclose.”
Our lives are not our own. He has a plan for your life and my life. Though God is in control of all of His creation, we have to remember that we also have free will, and we are responsible for the choices we make. He has given us everything we need to believe and obey. We must learn to submit to Him and rest in Him. We can seek His will and follow His plan for us or we can try to do it on our own and eventually fall and pay the consequences for our choices. He loves you. He loves me. What amazing plans might He have for you? Who do you believe is in control? Do you faithfully seek His will?
For my page this week, I used Cherry Art papers. I also pulled out my old Making Memories paint to paint a piece of Paper Trey cardstock in red. Then I used that piece to write my verse. The stamps I used for the word Sovereign are the new Unity release Just My Type. Isn’t that a wonderful font? I also used Stickles black diamond but it is really hard to see in this picture.
The verse I chose for this challenge is:
2 Samuel 7:22 “How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you. . .”