November 3, 2016

Read Haggai 2:20-23
 
Have you ever stopped to consider what kind of limits you put on God?  That may seem like a silly question because, as Christians, we are taught that God is omniscient (all knowing), omnipresent (present everywhere), and omnipotent (all powerful.)  
 
The book of Haggai reminds us of a time when the Jewish people had stopped making God their first priority and had neglected rebuilding the temple.  We fall into the same patterns today.  How many times do we focus on things of this world instead of making God our first priority?  Scripture provides innumerable examples of God reaching out to His people through visions, acts of nature, acts of war, the prophets and, ultimately, His Son Jesus Christ.   He calls us to draw close to Him. 
 
God is omniscient. We see in Haggai that He had a plan for His people and knew how to get their attention so that His plan would be carried out.  God is omnipresent.  Scripture records His presence with His people throughout time, and He is with us today.  God is omnipotent.  God is in control and has the power to enact His will. He can “overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms.” (Haggai 2:22) We cannot limit God’s power, but if we neglect His call, we are limiting the blessings He wants to bestow on us. Let us remember to seek God first above all other things so that we may experience the promised future He has for our lives.