Guest Author - Preena Deepak
God is on the throne, God is in Control, God is sovereign. These are very popular phrases in Christian circles and they no doubt ring out the truth about God. However, most believers find it hard to believe they belong to such a magnificent God who is constantly at work in their lives. Many expressions of Godís authority over all creation including the earth and everything in it become overused jargons and nothing more.
Manís limited intellect and failure to grasp the truth about God never alters the sovereignty of God who is Ruler of all creation without any exception. As a mere mortal pressed down by the cares of daily living you might get bogged down with a mundane schedule thrust into your lap and forget the God who is in control of every bit of your life with no exception. Almost all believers struggle with remembering and acknowledging the sovereignty of God. This makes it all the more essential for Christians to keep track of their walk with God and make sure they are in tune with Him who holds the universe in His hands.
Find out if you are in tune with God by honestly answering each of these questions.
1.What rules your life?
a.Faith in God and His word
b.Fear of circumstances
2.What do you do most of the time?
a.Give thanks for all things
b.Find fault and grumble
3.What fills your heart?
4.How do you feel when faced with problems?
a.Strength of belonging to God
b.Weak and distressed
5.What is your strongest feeling?
a.The love of God
b.Lonely and unloved
6.What do you think about your sins?
a.Forgiven and accepted by God
b.Guilty and condemned
7.What fuels your existence?
8.What best describes your disposition?
a.Hopeful in Christ and His salvation
b.Hopeless and confused
9.How are you in your dealings at work, with others and at home?
b.Prone to lie and deceive
10.Assessing your life, what do you think awaits you?
a.Eternal life in heaven through Christ
b.Eternal destruction in hell
Now that you have answered these questions, give yourself Ď1í point for all the times you marked option (a) and Ď0í for the times you qualified for option (b) and find how you fared.
Evaluate yourself and find if you are in tune with God using this scorecard.
8-10 : You are in tune with God and constantly growing in Him
5-7 : You must exercise your faith and learn to be in tune with God
0-4 : Your faith is weak and needs much nurture to be in tune with God.
No matter what your score is, the important thing is to pick up from where you are and aspire to be in tune with God and His word. Only then will you truly and with passion acknowledge that God is on the throne, God is in Control and God is sovereign