He Rules

Welcome back to our continued look at Abba Father as King. We have looked at the need for a King to have a kingdom, which of course He does. We went on to look at His majesty and also how He bestows His majesty to us, His children.

Now then, just what is it that a King does? One thing He does, that sort of undergirds all else He does, is He rules;  He is in charge. A kingdom is not a democracy. There are no elections, and if there were, there would only be one vote cast. The King need not worry about upcoming elections, making voters happy, hiding the truth, owing favors to people who have done favors for Him. A kingdom is a monarchy. No balance of power, no checks and balances. How the Kingdom is ruled, what kind of life the citizens have is all dependent on the nature and character of the King. His word is final. We call this being sovereign. In more common vernacular, He is large and in charge. He is the real deal. Fortunately for us, our King is Love. He is wise. But make no mistake about it, He is King.

Have you thought lately about Who it is that orders your day? Just recently I’ve experienced a number of interruptions to the plans I had for that day. These interruptions ranged from rather small (a neighbor stopping by to chat when I wanted to be alone and quiet), to being larger and more inconvenient (having my car damaged through no fault of my own). When these things happen I tend to forget in the moment that He is King, He rules, and He has ordered my day and that these are only interruptions to my plans, not to His. I forget that these seeming interruptions have passed through His loving hands and are designed just for me.

I was told decades ago that if I would remember three things about Abba, I would do well. I’ve learned, through His love, this advice to be true.

The three truths are;              

 

1) He is sovereign. He is in control.

 

2) He is Good. He is incapable of being less than perfectly good.

 

3) He always knows, desires, and is committed to (more than me) what is best for me.

As we remember these truths about Abba, our Father and the King, let's thank Him for each interruption to our plans. He know the plans He has for me everyday and they are for my best (Jeremiah 29:11). He does the same for you.

Blessings,

Thomas

thomas@robinsonoutdoors.com

 “If you want to know want someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word  ‘but’ “ 

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?”

Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our  business!

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

 

 

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